The table below looks at the statistics for the Business Analyst role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 14 15 27
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 9 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 7.26% 6.36% 4.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.56% 6.54% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 9
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£350 £363 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +40.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.40 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+24.06% -3.23%
Business Analyst
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
119 107 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.97% 97.27% 97.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 107
Average daily rate £315 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 9
Average hourly rate £9.50 £17.10 £10.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.42% +66.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.00 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £28.85 £11.57
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 Staffordshire

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burton-upon-Trent -1 3 £325 -10.34% 1
Stoke-on-Trent +3 2 - -
Cannock - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 2
Business Analyst
West Midlands

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) User Experience
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (11.11%) Retail
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) MS Project
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (5.56%) NHS
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Logistics
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Use Case
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint

Business Analyst
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Visio
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Migration
4 4 (22.22%) E-Commerce
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
6 2 (11.11%) Data Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) CRM
7 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.56%) ERP
7 1 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (5.56%) Logistics
7 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
7 1 (5.56%) Use Case
7 1 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle