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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analyst
England / West Midlands
Rank 19 24 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 168 145 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.02% 6.04% 6.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.47% 6.39% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 93 99
Median daily rate £411 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.53% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £38.57 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-15.73% +28.56%

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
2250 2270 1984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.02% 94.50% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1235 1133
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £509 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 95 169
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.95 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 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 January 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 +6 47 £425 +6.25% 1
Warwickshire -1 36 £356 +9.38% 2
Birmingham -12 27 £363 -3.33% 12
Solihull -4 7 £425 +9.67% 4
Shropshire +8 6 £401 -9.57%
Staffordshire +3 5 £375 +15.38% 1
Walsall +3 2 £425 +32.81%
Herefordshire - 2 - -
Kingswinford - 2 £368 -
Sutton Coldfield - 2 £588 -
Worcestershire +3 1 £400 +23.07%
West Bromwich - 1 £375 -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.95%) Business Analysis
3 94 (27.17%) Finance
4 61 (17.63%) Stakeholder Management
5 54 (15.61%) User Stories
6 50 (14.45%) Waterfall
6 50 (14.45%) Project Management
7 47 (13.58%) Use Case
8 41 (11.85%) Scrum
9 36 (10.40%) Migration
10 33 (9.54%) Web Services
10 33 (9.54%) Data Analysis
11 30 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
12 29 (8.38%) Change Management
12 29 (8.38%) CRM
13 28 (8.09%) Data Modelling
13 28 (8.09%) Retail
14 27 (7.80%) GAP Analysis
15 24 (6.94%) SQL
15 24 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
16 23 (6.65%) UML
17 22 (6.36%) MS Visio
17 22 (6.36%) Process Improvement
18 21 (6.07%) Target Operating Model
19 20 (5.78%) Open Source
19 20 (5.78%) Banking
20 19 (5.49%) SDLC
20 19 (5.49%) Service Design
21 18 (5.20%) Microsoft
21 18 (5.20%) PRINCE2

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 5 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.29%) CMS
2 1 (0.29%) Confluence
2 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (6.36%) MS Visio
2 13 (3.76%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.73%) MS Office
5 4 (1.16%) MS Project
5 4 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (6.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.58%) Magento
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%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.29%) SAP HCM
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%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
2 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.29%) Office 365
3 1 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.87%) NAS
2 2 (0.58%) LAN
2 2 (0.58%) WAN
3 1 (0.29%) Firewall
3 1 (0.29%) MPLS
3 1 (0.29%) Network Security
3 1 (0.29%) Skype
3 1 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.29%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (2.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (2.60%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.16%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.58%) Big Data
6 2 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.58%) QlikView
7 1 (0.29%) DataStage
7 1 (0.29%) GIS
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.29%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 6 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (0.87%) JIRA
General
1 94 (27.17%) Finance
2 28 (8.09%) Retail
3 20 (5.78%) Banking
4 12 (3.47%) Automotive
4 12 (3.47%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.31%) Advertising
5 8 (2.31%) Marketing
6 4 (1.16%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.87%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.29%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.54%) Web Services
2 2 (0.58%) .NET
3 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.29%) CSS
3 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (0.29%) HTML
3 1 (0.29%) jQuery
3 1 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (2.89%) Management Information System
2 10 (2.89%) User Experience
3 9 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 5 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.16%) Performance Metrics
6 3 (0.87%) Minimum Viable Product
6 3 (0.87%) Smart Meter
7 2 (0.58%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.58%) FMCG
7 2 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.58%) NHS
7 2 (0.58%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.29%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.29%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.29%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.29%) Robotics
8 1 (0.29%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (4.34%) Windows
2 4 (1.16%) Linux
2 4 (1.16%) Windows 10
2 4 (1.16%) Windows Server
3 2 (0.58%) Unix
4 1 (0.29%) Android
4 1 (0.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (39.31%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (32.95%) Business Analysis
3 61 (17.63%) Stakeholder Management
4 54 (15.61%) User Stories
5 50 (14.45%) Project Management
5 50 (14.45%) Waterfall
6 47 (13.58%) Use Case
7 41 (11.85%) Scrum
8 36 (10.40%) Migration
9 33 (9.54%) Data Analysis
10 29 (8.38%) Change Management
10 29 (8.38%) CRM
11 28 (8.09%) Data Modelling
12 27 (7.80%) GAP Analysis
13 23 (6.65%) UML
14 22 (6.36%) Process Improvement
15 21 (6.07%) Target Operating Model
16 20 (5.78%) Open Source
17 19 (5.49%) SDLC
17 19 (5.49%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (6.94%) SQL
2 8 (2.31%) T-SQL
3 4 (1.16%) C
4 2 (0.58%) R
5 1 (0.29%) C#
5 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.29%) PHP
5 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (4.05%) Degree
2 13 (3.76%) ISEB
2 13 (3.76%) Security Cleared
3 8 (2.31%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.58%) CBAP
6 2 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.29%) CISM
7 1 (0.29%) CISSP
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.29%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.89%) QA
2 8 (2.31%) Data Quality
3 5 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.45%) SLA
4 4 (1.16%) GDPR
5 2 (0.58%) Basel II
5 2 (0.58%) COSO
5 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.29%) SEPA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (5.20%) Microsoft
2 10 (2.89%) SAP
3 7 (2.02%) Oracle
4 6 (1.73%) Google
5 4 (1.16%) VMware
6 3 (0.87%) Demandware
6 3 (0.87%) hybris
6 3 (0.87%) IBM
7 2 (0.58%) Pega
7 2 (0.58%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.29%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco
8 1 (0.29%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.29%) Concur
8 1 (0.29%) Infor
8 1 (0.29%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.29%) Juniper
8 1 (0.29%) MicroStrategy
8 1 (0.29%) Tableau
8 1 (0.29%) Workday
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