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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Business Analyst
Rank 22 19 10
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 137 144 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.35% 6.91% 8.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.00% 7.60% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 104 87
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£360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 10
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
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
1956 1895 1690
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.60% 90.93% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1127 991 785
Average daily rate £350 £335 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £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 168 135 184
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +10 52 £368 +5.00% 17
Warwickshire +4 24 £350 +16.66% 1
Coventry -7 13 £309 -17.66% 5
Staffordshire +10 5 £325 -3.70% 1
Shropshire - 5 £363 - 1
Wolverhampton +1 3 £438 +20.68% 1
Walsall +3 2 £328 +0.76%
Worcestershire -7 2 £400 +23.07% 3
Solihull -8 2 £385 +18.46% 6
Herefordshire - 2 £338 - 1
Wednesbury - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 78 (26.99%) Business Analysis
2 74 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 71 (24.57%) Finance
4 57 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
5 31 (10.73%) Use Case
6 29 (10.03%) Scrum
7 26 (9.00%) MS Visio
8 25 (8.65%) Banking
9 24 (8.30%) Project Management
9 24 (8.30%) User Stories
10 23 (7.96%) ISEB
11 22 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (7.61%) Migration
12 21 (7.27%) Data Modelling
12 21 (7.27%) Web Services
12 21 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (6.92%) Open Source
14 19 (6.57%) SQL
14 19 (6.57%) PRINCE2
14 19 (6.57%) Microsoft
14 19 (6.57%) Retail
15 18 (6.23%) Business Process Mapping
16 16 (5.54%) Data Analysis
16 16 (5.54%) GAP Analysis
17 15 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (5.19%) Coaching
18 14 (4.84%) Kanban
18 14 (4.84%) Security Cleared
19 13 (4.50%) Data Migration
19 13 (4.50%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 10 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.11%) WebSphere
3 3 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.69%) SAS
5 1 (0.35%) Confluence
Applications
1 26 (9.00%) MS Visio
2 13 (4.50%) MS Excel
3 8 (2.77%) MS Office
4 4 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.69%) MS Project
5 2 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.69%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.69%) Maximo
2 2 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.35%) VisionPLUS
3 1 (0.35%) BPCS
3 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.35%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.69%) IBM Blueworks
2 1 (0.35%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.69%) Network Security
2 1 (0.35%) IMAP
2 1 (0.35%) ATM
2 1 (0.35%) VoIP
2 1 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.35%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.35%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.35%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.35%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (0.35%) MS Access
5 1 (0.35%) MySQL
5 1 (0.35%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (0.69%) Rational Rose
2 1 (0.35%) JIRA
2 1 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (24.57%) Finance
2 25 (8.65%) Banking
3 19 (6.57%) Retail
4 10 (3.46%) Automotive
5 9 (3.11%) Retail Banking
6 7 (2.42%) Law
7 6 (2.08%) Legal
7 6 (2.08%) Local Government
8 4 (1.38%) Billing
8 4 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.38%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.38%) Welsh Language
9 3 (1.04%) Marketing
9 3 (1.04%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.69%) Military
10 2 (0.69%) Advertising
10 2 (0.69%) Publishing
11 1 (0.35%) German Language
11 1 (0.35%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.27%) Web Services
2 10 (3.46%) Middleware
3 9 (3.11%) .NET
4 6 (2.08%) XML
5 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.92%) Open Source
3 12 (4.15%) NHS
4 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
4 3 (1.04%) Reference Data
5 2 (0.69%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.35%) User Experience
6 1 (0.35%) Statistics
6 1 (0.35%) Taxonomies
6 1 (0.35%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.35%) Data Conversion
6 1 (0.35%) Data Integration
6 1 (0.35%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.35%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.35%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (2.77%) Windows
2 3 (1.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.99%) Business Analysis
2 74 (25.61%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (19.72%) Stakeholder Management
4 31 (10.73%) Use Case
5 29 (10.03%) Scrum
6 24 (8.30%) Project Management
6 24 (8.30%) User Stories
7 22 (7.61%) Business Intelligence
7 22 (7.61%) Migration
8 21 (7.27%) Data Modelling
9 19 (6.57%) PRINCE2
10 18 (6.23%) Business Process Mapping
11 16 (5.54%) Data Analysis
11 16 (5.54%) GAP Analysis
12 15 (5.19%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (5.19%) Coaching
13 14 (4.84%) Kanban
14 13 (4.50%) Data Migration
14 13 (4.50%) E-Commerce
14 13 (4.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.57%) SQL
2 3 (1.04%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.35%) SAS Macro
3 1 (0.35%) Java
3 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (7.96%) ISEB
2 14 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 10 (3.46%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.42%) Degree
5 2 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.35%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.35%) CIMA
6 1 (0.35%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.42%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) MiFID
2 1 (0.35%) Basel III
2 1 (0.35%) Solvency II
2 1 (0.35%) FATCA
2 1 (0.35%) EMIR
2 1 (0.35%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.35%) UCITS
2 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.35%) Basel II
2 1 (0.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 3 (1.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (6.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (3.46%) Business Objects
2 10 (3.46%) IBM
3 9 (3.11%) SAP
3 9 (3.11%) Oracle
4 6 (2.08%) webMethods
5 4 (1.38%) ATG
6 3 (1.04%) Informatica
7 2 (0.69%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (0.69%) Citrix
7 2 (0.69%) Cognos
8 1 (0.35%) Peoplefluent
8 1 (0.35%) Kenexa
8 1 (0.35%) PeopleSoft
8 1 (0.35%) Remedy
8 1 (0.35%) BMC
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