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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 30 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 130 171 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.14% 8.11% 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.66% 8.79% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 112 73
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£385 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £28.32
% change year-on-year
+23.61% -2.87%
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
2295 1945 2155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.27% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 1021 1069
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 144 148
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.63 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -8 48 £400 +7.38% 17
Warwickshire -5 24 £375 +7.14% 2
Coventry -28 10 £438 +16.66% 6
Staffordshire +5 9 £350 -3.44% 3
Solihull +2 4 £325 -13.33%
Walsall 0 3 £300 -22.58% 1
Wolverhampton - 3 £425 - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Shropshire - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 87 (32.95%) Business Analysis
2 70 (26.52%) Finance
3 69 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 43 (16.29%) UML
6 42 (15.91%) E-Commerce
7 40 (15.15%) Retail
8 30 (11.36%) Use Case
9 28 (10.61%) Workflow
10 27 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
11 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
11 26 (9.85%) Project Management
12 25 (9.47%) ATG
13 23 (8.71%) MS Visio
14 22 (8.33%) Data Modelling
14 22 (8.33%) MS Excel
14 22 (8.33%) SAP
15 20 (7.58%) SQL Server
15 20 (7.58%) SQL
15 20 (7.58%) PRINCE2
16 19 (7.20%) Migration
17 18 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
18 17 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 17 (6.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 17 (6.44%) ERP
19 16 (6.06%) Banking
19 16 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 16 (6.06%) Waterfall
20 15 (5.68%) Degree
21 14 (5.30%) Stakeholder Engagement

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 8 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.89%) SAS
3 4 (1.52%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.14%) Drupal
4 3 (1.14%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.76%) Confluence
5 2 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (8.71%) MS Visio
2 22 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 12 (4.55%) MS Office
4 2 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (1.52%) SAP CRM
2 3 (1.14%) Maximo
2 3 (1.14%) SAP HR
2 3 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.38%) Agresso
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) ENOVIA
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.14%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.76%) Force.com
3 1 (0.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.52%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (6.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 12 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.27%) OLAP
7 2 (0.76%) MS Access
8 1 (0.38%) MySQL
8 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.38%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.38%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 1 (0.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (4.55%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 70 (26.52%) Finance
2 40 (15.15%) Retail
3 16 (6.06%) Banking
4 8 (3.03%) Automotive
5 7 (2.65%) Manufacturing
6 6 (2.27%) Marketing
7 5 (1.89%) Billing
7 5 (1.89%) Local Government
8 4 (1.52%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.14%) Advertising
9 3 (1.14%) Law
9 3 (1.14%) Legal
9 3 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.76%) Back Office
10 2 (0.76%) Publishing
11 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.38%) Front Office
11 1 (0.38%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.38%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.65%) Web Services
2 6 (2.27%) XML
3 4 (1.52%) XSD
4 3 (1.14%) .NET
5 2 (0.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.38%) CSS
6 1 (0.38%) HTML
6 1 (0.38%) Mason
6 1 (0.38%) CSS3
6 1 (0.38%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.65%) NHS
3 4 (1.52%) Reference Data
3 4 (1.52%) Visualisation
4 3 (1.14%) Credit Risk
5 2 (0.76%) User Experience
5 2 (0.76%) Smart Meter
5 2 (0.76%) SCADA
5 2 (0.76%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.38%) IVR
6 1 (0.38%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.38%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.38%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.38%) Open Source
6 1 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.27%) Windows
2 4 (1.52%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.38%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.38%) VMS
3 1 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (32.95%) Business Analysis
2 69 (26.14%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (23.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 43 (16.29%) UML
5 42 (15.91%) E-Commerce
6 30 (11.36%) Use Case
7 28 (10.61%) Workflow
8 27 (10.23%) Business Intelligence
9 26 (9.85%) Project Management
10 22 (8.33%) Data Modelling
11 20 (7.58%) PRINCE2
12 19 (7.20%) Migration
13 18 (6.82%) User Acceptance Testing
14 17 (6.44%) ERP
15 16 (6.06%) Waterfall
16 14 (5.30%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 12 (4.55%) Change Management
18 11 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
18 11 (4.17%) CRM
18 11 (4.17%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.58%) SQL
2 9 (3.41%) VBA
3 6 (2.27%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.38%) VB
4 1 (0.38%) C
4 1 (0.38%) Java
4 1 (0.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (5.68%) Degree
2 14 (5.30%) ISEB
3 2 (0.76%) IIBA
3 2 (0.76%) CBAP
3 2 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.38%) CIMA
4 1 (0.38%) ACCA
4 1 (0.38%) SAP Certification
4 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.89%) Solvency II
2 2 (0.76%) Basel III
2 2 (0.76%) COBIT
3 1 (0.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (9.85%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.47%) ATG
3 22 (8.33%) SAP
4 10 (3.79%) MicroStrategy
5 8 (3.03%) Business Objects
5 8 (3.03%) IBM
6 6 (2.27%) Oracle
7 4 (1.52%) Cognos
8 3 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (0.76%) Northgate
9 2 (0.76%) Casewise
9 2 (0.76%) webMethods
10 1 (0.38%) PeopleSoft
10 1 (0.38%) Mercator
10 1 (0.38%) Avaya
10 1 (0.38%) Capita
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Birmingham
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Birmingham
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago