The first table below looks at the demand for the Business Analyst role 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 Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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 West 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 27 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 139 147 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.65% 7.39% 6.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 8.05% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 77 91
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£375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £27.63 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+35.72% -16.27%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Business Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
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 Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Business Analyst across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Business Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
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 Analyst across the West Midlands region.

Business Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 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
Birmingham -11 37 £350 -6.66% 16
Warwickshire +15 33 £388 -3.12% 4
Coventry -20 15 £375 -0.66% 3
Staffordshire +6 8 £385 -0.64% 1
Solihull 0 7 £325 -13.33% 5
Wolverhampton - 3 £425 - 1
Worcestershire -15 2 £485 +21.25% 1
Walsall -4 1 £300 -18.91% 1
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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.

1 100 (37.31%) Business Analysis
2 67 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 59 (22.01%) Finance
4 44 (16.42%) UML
5 41 (15.30%) E-Commerce
6 37 (13.81%) Retail
7 31 (11.57%) Project Management
7 31 (11.57%) Use Case
8 30 (11.19%) SQL
9 28 (10.45%) SAP
10 26 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
10 26 (9.70%) Workflow
11 24 (8.96%) ATG
11 24 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (8.21%) PRINCE2
12 22 (8.21%) CRM
13 21 (7.84%) Microsoft
13 21 (7.84%) Data Modelling
13 21 (7.84%) Migration
14 20 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
15 19 (7.09%) ERP
15 19 (7.09%) MS Excel
16 18 (6.72%) Degree
17 17 (6.34%) SQL Server
18 16 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 16 (5.97%) Waterfall
19 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 14 (5.22%) Change Management

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 14 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.36%) Alfresco
2 9 (3.36%) Drupal
3 4 (1.49%) SAS
4 1 (0.37%) FileNet
4 1 (0.37%) Documentum
4 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.37%) Confluence
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.48%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.24%) SAP CRM
2 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.75%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.75%) Maximo
4 1 (0.37%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP PP
4 1 (0.37%) SAP WM
4 1 (0.37%) Agresso
4 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.37%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Force.com
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) FTP
2 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.24%) OLAP
6 1 (0.37%) MS Access
6 1 (0.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 1 (0.37%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (4.85%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.75%) ERwin
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 59 (22.01%) Finance
2 37 (13.81%) Retail
3 11 (4.10%) Banking
4 8 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.99%) Automotive
5 5 (1.87%) Marketing
6 4 (1.49%) Local Government
7 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.75%) Billing
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Front Office
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.36%) .NET
2 5 (1.87%) Web Services
2 5 (1.87%) XML
3 4 (1.49%) XSD
4 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) CSS
4 1 (0.37%) J2EE
4 1 (0.37%) Mason
4 1 (0.37%) CSS3
4 1 (0.37%) HTML5
4 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.36%) Management Information System
1 9 (3.36%) NHS
2 5 (1.87%) Visualisation
3 4 (1.49%) Credit Risk
3 4 (1.49%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.12%) Open Source
5 2 (0.75%) SCADA
5 2 (0.75%) Market Risk
5 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.37%) NPfIT
6 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.37%) FMCG
6 1 (0.37%) Informatics
6 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.12%) Windows
2 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.37%) VMS
3 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.37%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (37.31%) Business Analysis
2 67 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 44 (16.42%) UML
4 41 (15.30%) E-Commerce
5 31 (11.57%) Project Management
5 31 (11.57%) Use Case
6 26 (9.70%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (9.70%) Workflow
7 24 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (8.21%) PRINCE2
8 22 (8.21%) CRM
9 21 (7.84%) Data Modelling
9 21 (7.84%) Migration
10 20 (7.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 19 (7.09%) ERP
12 16 (5.97%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 16 (5.97%) Waterfall
13 14 (5.22%) Change Management
14 12 (4.48%) Logistics
15 10 (3.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.19%) SQL
2 10 (3.73%) VBA
3 9 (3.36%) VB.NET
4 7 (2.61%) PHP
5 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.75%) VB
6 2 (0.75%) Java
7 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.37%) C
7 1 (0.37%) COBOL
7 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (6.72%) Degree
2 12 (4.48%) ISEB
3 6 (2.24%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) IIBA
4 3 (1.12%) CBAP
5 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.37%) HND
6 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.24%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) Solvency II
3 2 (0.75%) COBIT
3 2 (0.75%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 28 (10.45%) SAP
2 24 (8.96%) ATG
3 21 (7.84%) Microsoft
4 9 (3.36%) MicroStrategy
5 6 (2.24%) Oracle
6 5 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.49%) Cognos
7 4 (1.49%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.49%) IBM
8 2 (0.75%) Casewise
8 2 (0.75%) Northgate
9 1 (0.37%) Mercator
9 1 (0.37%) Lotus
9 1 (0.37%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.37%) Avaya
9 1 (0.37%) Ariba
9 1 (0.37%) Capita
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