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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 27 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 138 162 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.43% 7.56% 5.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 8.22% 6.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 97 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 £322 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.58 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.63% +16.66%
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
2322 1970 2103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.38% 91.88% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1024 1043
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 138 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 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 22 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 -12 41 £400 +6.66% 14
Warwickshire +4 32 £375 +3.44% 4
Coventry -29 11 £423 +11.92% 6
Staffordshire 0 9 £363 -3.33% 6
Solihull -2 5 £325 -13.33%
Wolverhampton - 3 £425 - 1
Walsall 0 2 £300 -24.52%
Worcestershire -10 2 £485 +21.25%
Herefordshire - 1 - -
West Bromwich - 1 - - 1
Shropshire - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 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 95 (35.45%) Business Analysis
2 66 (24.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 65 (24.25%) Finance
4 45 (16.79%) UML
5 44 (16.42%) E-Commerce
6 40 (14.93%) Retail
7 32 (11.94%) Use Case
8 29 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (10.45%) Workflow
9 28 (10.45%) Project Management
10 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
11 26 (9.70%) ATG
12 24 (8.96%) MS Excel
12 24 (8.96%) SQL
13 23 (8.58%) Migration
13 23 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
14 22 (8.21%) Data Modelling
15 21 (7.84%) MS Visio
15 21 (7.84%) SAP
16 20 (7.46%) PRINCE2
17 18 (6.72%) Degree
17 18 (6.72%) SQL Server
18 17 (6.34%) ERP
18 17 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
19 16 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 16 (5.97%) ISEB
20 15 (5.60%) MS Office
20 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 15 (5.60%) Stakeholder Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 11 (4.10%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.87%) Alfresco
2 5 (1.87%) Drupal
3 4 (1.49%) SAS
4 3 (1.12%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.37%) Confluence
5 1 (0.37%) Documentum
5 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.37%) FileNet
Applications
1 24 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 21 (7.84%) MS Visio
3 15 (5.60%) MS Office
4 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 2 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.49%) SAP CRM
3 3 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.12%) SAP HR
3 3 (1.12%) Maximo
4 2 (0.75%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.37%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.37%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.37%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.75%) Force.com
1 2 (0.75%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.37%) Office 365
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.49%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (6.72%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (5.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 14 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.24%) OLAP
7 2 (0.75%) MS Access
7 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.37%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.37%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (4.48%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.75%) ERwin
3 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 65 (24.25%) Finance
2 40 (14.93%) Retail
3 12 (4.48%) Banking
4 9 (3.36%) Automotive
4 9 (3.36%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.24%) Marketing
6 5 (1.87%) Local Government
7 4 (1.49%) Legal
7 4 (1.49%) Billing
8 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Advertising
8 3 (1.12%) Law
9 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.37%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.37%) German Language
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.24%) XML
2 5 (1.87%) Web Services
3 4 (1.49%) XSD
3 4 (1.49%) .NET
4 2 (0.75%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.37%) CSS3
5 1 (0.37%) HTML5
5 1 (0.37%) Mason
5 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.61%) Management Information System
2 6 (2.24%) NHS
3 4 (1.49%) Reference Data
3 4 (1.49%) Visualisation
3 4 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 2 (0.75%) SCADA
4 2 (0.75%) Market Risk
4 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
4 2 (0.75%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.37%) Open Source
5 1 (0.37%) FMCG
5 1 (0.37%) Informatics
5 1 (0.37%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.37%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (1.12%) Windows
2 2 (0.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.37%) Android
3 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.37%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (35.45%) Business Analysis
2 66 (24.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 45 (16.79%) UML
4 44 (16.42%) E-Commerce
5 32 (11.94%) Use Case
6 29 (10.82%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (10.45%) Workflow
7 28 (10.45%) Project Management
8 23 (8.58%) Migration
8 23 (8.58%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (8.21%) Data Modelling
10 20 (7.46%) PRINCE2
11 17 (6.34%) ERP
11 17 (6.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 15 (5.60%) Waterfall
13 14 (5.22%) CRM
14 13 (4.85%) Change Management
15 12 (4.48%) Data Analysis
16 10 (3.73%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (8.96%) SQL
2 11 (4.10%) VBA
3 6 (2.24%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.75%) PHP
4 2 (0.75%) VB
4 2 (0.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.37%) C
5 1 (0.37%) COBOL
5 1 (0.37%) Java
5 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.37%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (6.72%) Degree
2 16 (5.97%) ISEB
3 4 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.12%) IIBA
4 3 (1.12%) CBAP
5 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
6 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Certification
6 1 (0.37%) HND
6 1 (0.37%) ACCA
6 1 (0.37%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) Solvency II
1 5 (1.87%) QA
2 2 (0.75%) COBIT
2 2 (0.75%) Basel III
Systems Management
1 1 (0.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (10.07%) Microsoft
2 26 (9.70%) ATG
3 21 (7.84%) SAP
4 9 (3.36%) MicroStrategy
5 7 (2.61%) IBM
6 6 (2.24%) Oracle
7 4 (1.49%) Business Objects
7 4 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.49%) Cognos
8 2 (0.75%) Northgate
8 2 (0.75%) Casewise
9 1 (0.37%) Capita
9 1 (0.37%) webMethods
9 1 (0.37%) Mercator
9 1 (0.37%) Lotus
9 1 (0.37%) Avaya
9 1 (0.37%) PeopleSoft
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