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 1 June 2015 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 12 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 12 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 7.59% 16.77% 12.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.63% 18.54% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 13
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£500 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £330 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.88 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -3.17%
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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
139 151 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 87.97% 90.42% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 54 72
Average daily rate £500 £420 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015, 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 7 (25.93%) Logistics
2 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Pega
3 5 (18.52%) MS Office
3 5 (18.52%) SAP
3 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) NHS
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.41%) Retail
6 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
6 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Social Media
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (3.70%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.70%) Demandware
7 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
7 1 (3.70%) Marketing
7 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
7 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.70%) Document Management

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (7.41%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
1 1 (3.70%) Middleware
1 1 (3.70%) WSDL
1 1 (3.70%) XML
1 1 (3.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Smart Meter
2 2 (7.41%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Social Media
3 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Logistics
2 6 (22.22%) Data Modelling
2 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis
3 5 (18.52%) Systems Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Business Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
6 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.70%) SDLC
7 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.70%) Data Visualisation
7 1 (3.70%) Project Governance
7 1 (3.70%) Dimensional Modelling
7 1 (3.70%) Document Management
7 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.70%) Change Management
7 1 (3.70%) Workflow
7 1 (3.70%) ETL
7 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.70%) CRM
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Pega
1 5 (18.52%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) Demandware
2 1 (3.70%) IBM
2 1 (3.70%) Business Objects