The table below looks at the statistics for Business Analysis skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analysis
Rank 49 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 71 55 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.81% 2.61% 2.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 3.89% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 37 34
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£388 £350 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £460 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.25 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+65.78% -40.62%
Business Analysis
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1783 1413 1545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 70.47% 67.09% 67.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 736 785
Average daily rate £375 £357 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -2.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 60 69
Average hourly rate £29.75 £37.80 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.29% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.63 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.80 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

Business Analysis
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Business Analysis Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Analysis Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Business Analysis Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analysis across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Business Analysis Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
Warwickshire +1 24 £388 +8.77% 3
Birmingham -3 20 £388 +13.13% 6
Coventry -4 9 £423 +9.03% 5
Walsall - 2 £300 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £425 - 2
Staffordshire -2 1 £350 -6.66% 5
Herefordshire - - - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Business Analysis
England

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis.

1 54 (33.75%) Finance
2 38 (23.75%) Microsoft
3 37 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 26 (16.25%) Project Management
5 18 (11.25%) Data Modelling
5 18 (11.25%) SQL
5 18 (11.25%) Use Case
6 17 (10.63%) PRINCE2
6 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
6 17 (10.63%) Manufacturing
7 16 (10.00%) E-Commerce
8 15 (9.38%) MS Visio
8 15 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (9.38%) ISEB
8 15 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 14 (8.75%) Degree
9 14 (8.75%) MS Office
10 13 (8.13%) ERP
10 13 (8.13%) SharePoint
10 13 (8.13%) UML
10 13 (8.13%) Change Management
10 13 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (8.13%) Retail
11 12 (7.50%) SAP
12 11 (6.88%) VBA
12 11 (6.88%) Migration
12 11 (6.88%) Project Planning
13 10 (6.25%) Oracle
13 10 (6.25%) Business Objects
13 10 (6.25%) ITIL

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Business Analysis also 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 that cited Business Analysis. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.38%) SAS
3 3 (1.88%) Drupal
3 3 (1.88%) Alfresco
4 1 (0.63%) Confluence
4 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) MS Excel
2 15 (9.38%) MS Visio
3 14 (8.75%) MS Office
4 8 (5.00%) MS Project
5 7 (4.38%) PowerPivot
6 2 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.63%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (2.50%) ENOVIA
2 4 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.25%) Agresso
3 2 (1.25%) SAP HR
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.63%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.63%) TRIRIGA
4 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Force.com
2 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (0.63%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (4.38%) PerformancePoint
4 4 (2.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (4.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 54 (33.75%) Finance
2 17 (10.63%) Manufacturing
3 13 (8.13%) Retail
4 9 (5.63%) Banking
5 8 (5.00%) Marketing
6 7 (4.38%) Automotive
7 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 4 (2.50%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.88%) Legal
9 2 (1.25%) Advertising
9 2 (1.25%) Law
9 2 (1.25%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.63%) German Language
10 1 (0.63%) Local Government
10 1 (0.63%) Billing
10 1 (0.63%) Electronics
10 1 (0.63%) Military
Job Titles
1 116 (72.50%) Analyst
2 94 (58.75%) Business Analyst
3 11 (6.88%) Project Manager
4 10 (6.25%) Consultant
5 8 (5.00%) Management Consultant
6 7 (4.38%) Report Analyst
6 7 (4.38%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 5 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (3.13%) Senior Business Analyst
7 5 (3.13%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (2.50%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (2.50%) Data Analyst
8 4 (2.50%) MI Analyst
8 4 (2.50%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
9 3 (1.88%) Salesforce.com Business Analyst
9 3 (1.88%) Credit Risk Analyst
9 3 (1.88%) Credit Risk Business Analyst
9 3 (1.88%) Test Manager
9 3 (1.88%) Developer
9 3 (1.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.38%) MDX
2 2 (1.25%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) Classic ASP
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.63%) CSS
3 1 (0.63%) XML
3 1 (0.63%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.63%) Middleware
3 1 (0.63%) HTML
3 1 (0.63%) WCF
3 1 (0.63%) LINQ
3 1 (0.63%) jQuery
3 1 (0.63%) Mason
3 1 (0.63%) HTML5
3 1 (0.63%) CSS3
3 1 (0.63%) Kendo UI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.75%) Management Information System
2 4 (2.50%) Visualisation
3 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
3 3 (1.88%) Credit Risk
4 2 (1.25%) Reference Data
4 2 (1.25%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.63%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.63%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.63%) NHS
5 1 (0.63%) DTV
5 1 (0.63%) IVR
5 1 (0.63%) SCADA
5 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.25%) Windows
2 1 (0.63%) Windows XP
2 1 (0.63%) VMS
2 1 (0.63%) Android
2 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.13%) Stakeholder Management
2 26 (16.25%) Project Management
3 18 (11.25%) Data Modelling
3 18 (11.25%) Use Case
4 17 (10.63%) PRINCE2
5 16 (10.00%) E-Commerce
6 15 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
6 15 (9.38%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (8.13%) ERP
7 13 (8.13%) UML
7 13 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (8.13%) Change Management
8 11 (6.88%) Migration
8 11 (6.88%) Project Planning
9 10 (6.25%) ITIL
10 9 (5.63%) Test Scripting
10 9 (5.63%) Waterfall
11 8 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (5.00%) Requirements Management
11 8 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 18 (11.25%) SQL
2 11 (6.88%) VBA
3 2 (1.25%) C#
4 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.63%) VBScript
4 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (9.38%) ISEB
2 14 (8.75%) Degree
3 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 5 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) ISTQB
5 3 (1.88%) IIBA
5 3 (1.88%) CBAP
5 3 (1.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.25%) APMP
7 1 (0.63%) HND
7 1 (0.63%) SAP Certification
7 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.38%) QA
2 5 (3.13%) Solvency II
3 2 (1.25%) Basel III
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 38 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.50%) SAP
3 10 (6.25%) Oracle
3 10 (6.25%) Business Objects
4 6 (3.75%) Cognos
5 4 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.88%) IBM
6 3 (1.88%) HP
7 2 (1.25%) Northgate
8 1 (0.63%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.63%) Twitter
8 1 (0.63%) Mercator
8 1 (0.63%) ATG
8 1 (0.63%) Avaya
8 1 (0.63%) Sage
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