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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 28 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 136 131 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.28% 6.00% 8.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.77% 6.58% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 93 88
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£388 £360 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £21.50 £32.13
% change year-on-year
+82.55% -33.07%
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
2359 1992 1720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.51% 91.25% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1351 1029 806
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £222 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 126 178
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.05 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 +1 47 £380 +1.33% 8
Warwickshire +4 20 £350 +16.66% 3
Shropshire - 13 £500 - 2
Coventry -12 11 £393 -1.87% 4
Solihull +7 10 £378 +16.15% 1
Staffordshire -7 4 £388 +6.89% 2
Wolverhampton +3 2 - - 1
Herefordshire - 2 £381 -
Worcestershire -7 1 £450 +18.03%
Walsall - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 76 (26.86%) Business Analysis
2 66 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (22.61%) Finance
4 62 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
5 29 (10.25%) Project Management
6 27 (9.54%) Use Case
7 26 (9.19%) Scrum
7 26 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
8 25 (8.83%) User Stories
9 24 (8.48%) PRINCE2
10 23 (8.13%) Data Analysis
11 21 (7.42%) Banking
11 21 (7.42%) ISEB
12 19 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (6.36%) Data Modelling
14 17 (6.01%) GAP Analysis
14 17 (6.01%) MS Visio
14 17 (6.01%) Retail
14 17 (6.01%) Systems Analysis
14 17 (6.01%) Business Process Mapping
15 16 (5.65%) Requirements Analysis
15 16 (5.65%) Open Source
15 16 (5.65%) SQL
15 16 (5.65%) Migration
16 15 (5.30%) Web Services
16 15 (5.30%) NHS
16 15 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
17 14 (4.95%) Security Cleared
18 13 (4.59%) CRM
18 13 (4.59%) Automotive

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 6 (2.12%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.12%) WebSphere
2 3 (1.06%) SAS
3 1 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.35%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (6.01%) MS Visio
2 11 (3.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.12%) MS Office
4 3 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) SAP CRM
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.35%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.35%) BPCS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.35%) SAP APO
3 1 (0.35%) Movex
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.71%) IMAP
1 2 (0.71%) Network Security
2 1 (0.35%) ATM
2 1 (0.35%) VoIP
2 1 (0.35%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (3.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.71%) OLAP
3 2 (0.71%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.71%) SAP BI
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.35%) WhereScape RED
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.35%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.35%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.35%) Rational Rose
1 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 64 (22.61%) Finance
2 21 (7.42%) Banking
3 17 (6.01%) Retail
4 13 (4.59%) Automotive
5 9 (3.18%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.77%) Local Government
8 4 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.41%) Law
8 4 (1.41%) Marketing
8 4 (1.41%) Welsh Language
9 3 (1.06%) Legal
9 3 (1.06%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.71%) Military
11 1 (0.35%) Billing
11 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
11 1 (0.35%) Games
11 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.30%) Web Services
2 10 (3.53%) Middleware
3 4 (1.41%) XML
3 4 (1.41%) .NET
4 1 (0.35%) EDI
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.35%) Itk
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.19%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.65%) Open Source
3 15 (5.30%) NHS
4 5 (1.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.06%) User Experience
6 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
6 2 (0.71%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (0.71%) Statistics
7 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.35%) DTV
7 1 (0.35%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.35%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (1.41%) Windows
2 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (26.86%) Business Analysis
2 66 (23.32%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (21.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (10.25%) Project Management
5 27 (9.54%) Use Case
6 26 (9.19%) Scrum
7 25 (8.83%) User Stories
8 24 (8.48%) PRINCE2
9 23 (8.13%) Data Analysis
10 19 (6.71%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (6.36%) Data Modelling
12 17 (6.01%) GAP Analysis
12 17 (6.01%) Systems Analysis
12 17 (6.01%) Business Process Mapping
13 16 (5.65%) Migration
13 16 (5.65%) Requirements Analysis
14 15 (5.30%) User Acceptance Testing
15 13 (4.59%) CRM
16 12 (4.24%) UML
16 12 (4.24%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.65%) SQL
2 3 (1.06%) PL/SQL
3 2 (0.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.35%) SAS Macro
4 1 (0.35%) C
Qualifications
1 21 (7.42%) ISEB
2 14 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.53%) Degree
3 10 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.71%) CISSP
4 2 (0.71%) CISA
4 2 (0.71%) CISM
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (1.77%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.71%) Basel II
2 2 (0.71%) Basel III
2 2 (0.71%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.35%) SLA
3 1 (0.35%) MiFID
3 1 (0.35%) HL7
3 1 (0.35%) FATCA
3 1 (0.35%) EMIR
3 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.35%) UCITS
System Software
1 3 (1.06%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.06%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (3.89%) SAP
1 11 (3.89%) Microsoft
2 9 (3.18%) Pega
3 6 (2.12%) Oracle
3 6 (2.12%) Business Objects
4 5 (1.77%) IBM
5 4 (1.41%) webMethods
6 3 (1.06%) Informatica
7 2 (0.71%) Citrix
8 1 (0.35%) BMC
8 1 (0.35%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.35%) Cognos
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy
8 1 (0.35%) Peoplefluent
8 1 (0.35%) Kenexa
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