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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 22 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 147 141 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.45% 6.52% 7.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.10% 7.17% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 95 85
Average daily rate
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£375 £365 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £300 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -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
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +7 57 £400 +14.28% 11
Warwickshire -3 17 £331 +8.07% 6
Coventry -14 11 £305 -18.66% 6
Worcestershire 0 9 £275 -14.06%
Staffordshire +2 6 £325 -3.70% 3
Wolverhampton +4 3 £439 +15.46% 1
Walsall +3 3 £376 - 1
Herefordshire - 3 £338 - 1
Shropshire - 3 £375 -
Solihull -9 1 £425 +30.76% 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 78 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (26.92%) Business Analysis
3 72 (25.17%) Finance
4 58 (20.28%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (10.84%) Use Case
6 28 (9.79%) Scrum
7 26 (9.09%) Banking
8 25 (8.74%) Project Management
8 25 (8.74%) MS Visio
8 25 (8.74%) Data Modelling
9 23 (8.04%) ISEB
9 23 (8.04%) Retail
9 23 (8.04%) User Stories
10 21 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
10 21 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
11 20 (6.99%) Microsoft
11 20 (6.99%) Web Services
11 20 (6.99%) Migration
12 19 (6.64%) PRINCE2
12 19 (6.64%) UML
12 19 (6.64%) Open Source
12 19 (6.64%) Waterfall
12 19 (6.64%) Business Process Mapping
13 18 (6.29%) SQL
14 17 (5.94%) MS Excel
14 17 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (4.90%) Kanban
15 14 (4.90%) Data Analysis
15 14 (4.90%) GAP Analysis
15 14 (4.90%) Coaching

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (3.15%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.75%) SAS
4 2 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
5 1 (0.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (8.74%) MS Visio
2 17 (5.94%) MS Excel
3 11 (3.85%) MS Office
4 4 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.70%) MS Project
6 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.05%) Maximo
2 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) BPCS
3 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.35%) Agresso
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.35%) Taleo
2 1 (0.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.35%) VoIP
1 1 (0.35%) Intranet
1 1 (0.35%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.70%) MS Access
6 1 (0.35%) MySQL
6 1 (0.35%) OLAP
6 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.35%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (0.35%) Cognos Transformer
6 1 (0.35%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (25.17%) Finance
2 26 (9.09%) Banking
3 23 (8.04%) Retail
4 12 (4.20%) Automotive
5 9 (3.15%) Local Government
6 8 (2.80%) Retail Banking
7 7 (2.45%) Law
8 6 (2.10%) Legal
8 6 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.75%) Billing
9 5 (1.75%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.40%) Marketing
11 3 (1.05%) Welsh Language
11 3 (1.05%) Back Office
12 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.70%) Advertising
12 2 (0.70%) Publishing
12 2 (0.70%) Military
13 1 (0.35%) Front Office
13 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.99%) Web Services
2 10 (3.50%) Middleware
3 6 (2.10%) .NET
4 4 (1.40%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.64%) Open Source
3 7 (2.45%) NHS
3 7 (2.45%) Reference Data
4 3 (1.05%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.35%) User Experience
6 1 (0.35%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.35%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.35%) IVR
6 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 7 (2.45%) Windows
2 3 (1.05%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (26.92%) Business Analysis
3 58 (20.28%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (10.84%) Use Case
5 28 (9.79%) Scrum
6 25 (8.74%) Data Modelling
6 25 (8.74%) Project Management
7 23 (8.04%) User Stories
8 21 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (6.99%) Migration
10 19 (6.64%) PRINCE2
10 19 (6.64%) UML
10 19 (6.64%) Business Process Mapping
10 19 (6.64%) Waterfall
11 17 (5.94%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (4.90%) Kanban
12 14 (4.90%) Data Analysis
12 14 (4.90%) GAP Analysis
12 14 (4.90%) Coaching
13 13 (4.55%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (6.29%) SQL
2 5 (1.75%) VBA
3 2 (0.70%) PL/SQL
4 1 (0.35%) Java
4 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) VB
4 1 (0.35%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 23 (8.04%) ISEB
2 10 (3.50%) Degree
2 10 (3.50%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ACCA
5 1 (0.35%) CIMA
5 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.70%) COBIT
2 2 (0.70%) Basel III
3 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.35%) MiFID
3 1 (0.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.35%) Basel II
3 1 (0.35%) FATCA
3 1 (0.35%) EMIR
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.35%) UCITS
System Software
1 2 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (6.99%) Microsoft
2 12 (4.20%) SAP
2 12 (4.20%) IBM
3 8 (2.80%) Oracle
3 8 (2.80%) Business Objects
4 7 (2.45%) ATG
5 4 (1.40%) webMethods
6 2 (0.70%) Cognos
6 2 (0.70%) Informatica
6 2 (0.70%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.35%) BMC
7 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.35%) Remedy
7 1 (0.35%) Northgate
7 1 (0.35%) Capita
7 1 (0.35%) Peoplefluent
7 1 (0.35%) Kenexa
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Herefordshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Sanderson
Rate: £390 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £280 - £350 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Rugby
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Warwickshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
Coventry
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 27 days ago