The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Business Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 19 25 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 160 166 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.66% 6.30% 5.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.09% 6.64% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 98 94
Median daily rate £400 £378 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £291 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £47.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year
-11.70% +14.63%

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
2256 2500 2095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.84% 94.88% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1396 1407 1160
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 78 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.38 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

Business Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Business Analyst in the job title.

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 23 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +9 47 £445 +11.25% 2
Birmingham -6 33 £365 -3.31% 11
Warwickshire +1 29 £370 -1.33% 1
Staffordshire -4 6 £400 +20.30% 2
Herefordshire - 5 £363 -
Wolverhampton -1 3 £390 +20.00%
Solihull -6 3 £430 +32.30% 5
Shropshire +12 2 £463 -15.90%
Kingswinford - 2 £368 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £588 -
West Bromwich - 2 £375 -
Walsall +1 1 £425 +32.81%
Worcestershire -1 1 £400 -5.88%
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 136 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (34.99%) Business Analysis
3 101 (29.45%) Finance
4 66 (19.24%) User Stories
5 62 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
6 51 (14.87%) Use Case
7 49 (14.29%) Project Management
8 47 (13.70%) Waterfall
9 44 (12.83%) Scrum
10 40 (11.66%) Migration
11 35 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
12 34 (9.91%) Web Services
13 31 (9.04%) CRM
14 30 (8.75%) SQL
14 30 (8.75%) Data Analysis
15 27 (7.87%) GAP Analysis
16 25 (7.29%) MS Visio
17 23 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
18 22 (6.41%) Retail
18 22 (6.41%) Open Source
19 20 (5.83%) Data Modelling
19 20 (5.83%) PRINCE2
19 20 (5.83%) Change Management
20 19 (5.54%) Data Migration
21 18 (5.25%) UML
21 18 (5.25%) Process Improvement
21 18 (5.25%) SDLC
21 18 (5.25%) Service Design
22 17 (4.96%) Target Operating Model
22 17 (4.96%) Continuous Improvement

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (1.17%) Confluence
2 3 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.58%) CMS
4 1 (0.29%) EPiServer
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (7.29%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.79%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.17%) MS Project
5 3 (0.87%) MS Office
5 3 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 23 (6.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Magento
3 2 (0.58%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
4 1 (0.29%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.29%) Primavera
4 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.29%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.29%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.29%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (0.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.58%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (0.29%) G Suite
3 1 (0.29%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.58%) LAN
1 2 (0.58%) NAS
1 2 (0.58%) WAN
2 1 (0.29%) Firewall
2 1 (0.29%) MPLS
2 1 (0.29%) Network Security
2 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.17%) Data Lake
6 3 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.58%) QlikView
7 2 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
8 1 (0.29%) GIS
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 7 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (1.75%) JIRA
2 6 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 6 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.58%) Toad
General
1 101 (29.45%) Finance
2 22 (6.41%) Retail
3 14 (4.08%) Banking
4 13 (3.79%) Automotive
5 12 (3.50%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.21%) Marketing
7 6 (1.75%) Advertising
8 5 (1.46%) Legal
9 2 (0.58%) Local Government
9 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (9.91%) Web Services
2 1 (0.29%) .NET
2 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.29%) CSS
2 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
2 1 (0.29%) HTML
2 1 (0.29%) jQuery
2 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.21%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.62%) User Experience
5 5 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.58%) FMCG
7 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.58%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.29%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.29%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.29%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.29%) Robotics
8 1 (0.29%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.29%) VLE
8 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (3.79%) Windows
2 4 (1.17%) Linux
2 4 (1.17%) Windows Server
3 3 (0.87%) Windows 10
4 2 (0.58%) Unix
5 1 (0.29%) Android
5 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (39.65%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (34.99%) Business Analysis
3 66 (19.24%) User Stories
4 62 (18.08%) Stakeholder Management
5 51 (14.87%) Use Case
6 49 (14.29%) Project Management
7 47 (13.70%) Waterfall
8 44 (12.83%) Scrum
9 40 (11.66%) Migration
10 31 (9.04%) CRM
11 30 (8.75%) Data Analysis
12 27 (7.87%) GAP Analysis
13 22 (6.41%) Open Source
14 20 (5.83%) Change Management
14 20 (5.83%) Data Modelling
14 20 (5.83%) PRINCE2
15 19 (5.54%) Data Migration
16 18 (5.25%) Process Improvement
16 18 (5.25%) SDLC
16 18 (5.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 30 (8.75%) SQL
2 7 (2.04%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.17%) C
4 2 (0.58%) R
5 1 (0.29%) C#
5 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 16 (4.66%) Degree
2 13 (3.79%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.33%) ISEB
3 8 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.58%) CBAP
4 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.29%) CISM
5 1 (0.29%) CISSP
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.92%) Data Quality
1 10 (2.92%) QA
2 5 (1.46%) SLA
3 4 (1.17%) GDPR
3 4 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.58%) COSO
6 1 (0.29%) Basel II
6 1 (0.29%) IFRS
6 1 (0.29%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.29%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (4.96%) Microsoft
2 11 (3.21%) Oracle
2 11 (3.21%) SAP
3 6 (1.75%) Google
4 4 (1.17%) VMware
5 3 (0.87%) Demandware
5 3 (0.87%) hybris
6 2 (0.58%) Pega
6 2 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.29%) ATG
7 1 (0.29%) BMC
7 1 (0.29%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.29%) Cognos
7 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
7 1 (0.29%) Juniper
7 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (0.29%) OpenText
7 1 (0.29%) Remedy
7 1 (0.29%) Sage
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Posted: 7 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Rullion
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