The table below looks at the statistics 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 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 28 38 37
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 178 109 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.15% 4.00% 4.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.47% 4.25% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 89 62
Average daily rate £394 £400 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £399 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -4.76%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.88 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +73.52%
Business Analyst
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2750 2565 2192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.16% 93.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1548 1519 1135
Average daily rate £388 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 166 158
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 May 2016.

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 May 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +18 52 £394 -1.56% 12
Coventry -4 24 £400 -3.61% 5
Shropshire -16 20 £110 -78.84% 1
Warwickshire +4 19 £400 - 5
Staffordshire +19 10 £375 -14.28% 2
Wolverhampton +4 5 £378 - 1
Solihull -12 5 £325 -13.33% 1
Worcestershire -4 2 £425 +6.25%
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 126 (38.65%) Business Analysis
2 84 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (22.39%) Finance
4 62 (19.02%) Stakeholder Management
5 46 (14.11%) Use Case
6 39 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
7 38 (11.66%) Change Management
8 37 (11.35%) Data Modelling
9 36 (11.04%) Migration
10 34 (10.43%) Project Management
11 32 (9.82%) Pega
12 31 (9.51%) UML
12 31 (9.51%) Data Analysis
13 30 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
14 27 (8.28%) GAP Analysis
15 25 (7.67%) Retail
16 23 (7.06%) User Stories
17 21 (6.44%) Waterfall
17 21 (6.44%) Data Migration
18 20 (6.13%) Test Scripting
18 20 (6.13%) Scrum
19 19 (5.83%) Systems Analysis
20 18 (5.52%) Six Sigma
20 18 (5.52%) ERP
21 17 (5.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
21 17 (5.21%) Microsoft
21 17 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis
22 16 (4.91%) Banking
22 16 (4.91%) Business Process Mapping
23 15 (4.60%) SDLC

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 12 (3.68%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.84%) SAS
3 5 (1.53%) CMS
4 4 (1.23%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (0.92%) ArcGIS
6 2 (0.61%) Confluence
6 2 (0.61%) Sitefinity
6 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.31%) Documentum
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.07%) MS Office
2 10 (3.07%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.23%) MS Project
5 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.31%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (1.23%) SDL Web 8
2 3 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) Maximo
3 1 (0.31%) Northgate Housing
3 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.31%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.31%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.07%) LAN
1 10 (3.07%) WAN
2 9 (2.76%) Internet
3 4 (1.23%) Firewall
3 4 (1.23%) VoIP
4 2 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.31%) Extranet
5 1 (0.31%) Intranet
5 1 (0.31%) NAS
5 1 (0.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (1.84%) MS Access
4 5 (1.53%) GIS
4 5 (1.53%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (0.92%) QlikView
6 3 (0.92%) SAP BI
7 2 (0.61%) Big Data
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.31%) DataStage
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.31%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.31%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.31%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 2 (0.61%) JIRA
General
1 73 (22.39%) Finance
2 25 (7.67%) Retail
3 16 (4.91%) Banking
4 9 (2.76%) Legal
5 8 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 7 (2.15%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.84%) Local Government
8 5 (1.53%) Automotive
8 5 (1.53%) Retail Banking
9 4 (1.23%) Billing
9 4 (1.23%) Marketing
9 4 (1.23%) Military
10 3 (0.92%) Back Office
10 3 (0.92%) Law
11 2 (0.61%) Games
12 1 (0.31%) Advertising
12 1 (0.31%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.53%) .NET
2 3 (0.92%) jQuery
3 2 (0.61%) Web Services
4 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.31%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.07%) Data Structures
3 10 (3.07%) User Experience
4 6 (1.84%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.23%) EPoS
5 4 (1.23%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.92%) FMCG
6 3 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (0.92%) Online Banking
6 3 (0.92%) SCADA
7 2 (0.61%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.31%) EFT
8 1 (0.31%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.31%) iPad
8 1 (0.31%) iPhone
8 1 (0.31%) NHS
8 1 (0.31%) Social Media
8 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.15%) Windows
2 1 (0.31%) Linux
2 1 (0.31%) Unix
2 1 (0.31%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (38.65%) Business Analysis
2 84 (25.77%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (19.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 46 (14.11%) Use Case
5 39 (11.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 38 (11.66%) Change Management
7 37 (11.35%) Data Modelling
8 36 (11.04%) Migration
9 34 (10.43%) Project Management
10 31 (9.51%) Data Analysis
10 31 (9.51%) UML
11 27 (8.28%) GAP Analysis
12 23 (7.06%) User Stories
13 21 (6.44%) Data Migration
13 21 (6.44%) Waterfall
14 20 (6.13%) Scrum
14 20 (6.13%) Test Scripting
15 19 (5.83%) Systems Analysis
16 18 (5.52%) ERP
16 18 (5.52%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.68%) SQL
2 4 (1.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.31%) ActionScript
3 1 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
3 1 (0.31%) Korn
3 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (4.60%) Security Cleared
2 14 (4.29%) ISEB
3 10 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (2.45%) Degree
5 6 (1.84%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.31%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.29%) QA
2 7 (2.15%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.84%) SLA
4 3 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.31%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (0.61%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.92%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 32 (9.82%) Pega
2 17 (5.21%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.68%) SAP
4 10 (3.07%) ServiceNow
5 9 (2.76%) HP
6 6 (1.84%) Oracle
7 5 (1.53%) Baan
7 5 (1.53%) Kronos
7 5 (1.53%) Remedy
8 4 (1.23%) Adobe
8 4 (1.23%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.23%) Interwoven
8 4 (1.23%) Northgate
8 4 (1.23%) Sitecore
9 3 (0.92%) CA
9 3 (0.92%) EMC
9 3 (0.92%) ESRI
9 3 (0.92%) Guidewire
9 3 (0.92%) IBM
9 3 (0.92%) JD Edwards
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Connectus
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warwickshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £230 - £250 per day + negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Birmingham
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
West Midlands
Huxley
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago