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 27 July 2016 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 22 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 213 164 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.73% 6.89% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.05% 7.20% 5.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 125 68
Median daily rate £388 £355 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.15% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £310 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £380
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +1.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.26% -3.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.75 £32.65 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+15.62% +3.65%
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
3022 2278 2231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.42% 95.75% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1360 1144
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 154 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -7 56 £330 -9.58% 9
Coventry +2 40 £415 - 11
Warwickshire +2 36 £416 +18.92% 1
Shropshire -11 20 £475 - 2
Staffordshire 0 13 £344 -8.33% 2
Herefordshire -2 4 £400 -20.00%
Wolverhampton - 3 £425 -
Worcestershire -14 2 £400 +23.07%
Solihull -16 2 £375 +11.11% 2
West Bromwich - 2 £225 -
Walsall -3 1 £350 +16.66% 3
Dudley - 1 - -
Kingswinford - 1 - -
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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.

1 133 (34.10%) Business Analysis
2 124 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
3 99 (25.38%) Finance
4 81 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 65 (16.67%) Use Case
6 53 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
7 49 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
8 43 (11.03%) User Stories
9 42 (10.77%) Data Modelling
10 41 (10.51%) Waterfall
11 40 (10.26%) UML
12 37 (9.49%) Data Analysis
13 34 (8.72%) Pega
14 32 (8.21%) Change Management
15 31 (7.95%) GAP Analysis
15 31 (7.95%) Retail
16 30 (7.69%) Project Management
16 30 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
17 29 (7.44%) MS Visio
18 28 (7.18%) ISEB
18 28 (7.18%) Migration
19 23 (5.90%) Test Scripting
19 23 (5.90%) Scrum
19 23 (5.90%) Microsoft
20 22 (5.64%) MS Excel
21 21 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
22 20 (5.13%) BPR
22 20 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
22 20 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 20 (5.13%) Data Migration

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 9 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 5 (1.28%) SAS
3 3 (0.77%) ArcGIS
3 3 (0.77%) Confluence
4 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (7.44%) MS Visio
2 22 (5.64%) MS Excel
3 18 (4.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (2.56%) MS Office
5 6 (1.54%) MS Project
6 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.28%) Maximo
3 4 (1.03%) Magento
4 3 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.26%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.26%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.26%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.26%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.05%) SuccessFactors
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.31%) LAN
2 6 (1.54%) Internet
2 6 (1.54%) WAN
3 4 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (1.03%) Wireless
4 3 (0.77%) MPLS
5 2 (0.51%) Intranet
5 2 (0.51%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.26%) Firewall
6 1 (0.26%) NAS
6 1 (0.26%) SAN
6 1 (0.26%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.36%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.31%) Big Data
3 8 (2.05%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.54%) SQL Server
5 5 (1.28%) GIS
6 4 (1.03%) SAP HANA
6 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.77%) QlikView
7 3 (0.77%) SAP BI
7 3 (0.77%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.51%) DataStage
8 2 (0.51%) MS Access
8 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.26%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.26%) Roambi
9 1 (0.26%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.26%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 4 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (0.26%) Rational Rose
General
1 99 (25.38%) Finance
2 31 (7.95%) Retail
3 14 (3.59%) Legal
4 13 (3.33%) Banking
5 11 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.31%) Automotive
7 7 (1.79%) Billing
7 7 (1.79%) Local Government
8 6 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.03%) Marketing
9 4 (1.03%) Military
9 4 (1.03%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Back Office
10 2 (0.51%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.51%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.28%) Web Services
2 4 (1.03%) HTML
3 2 (0.51%) CSS
4 1 (0.26%) .NET
4 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.87%) User Experience
3 8 (2.05%) Data Structures
3 8 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.54%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.03%) Data Centre
5 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
5 4 (1.03%) Minimum Viable Product
5 4 (1.03%) Smart Meter
6 3 (0.77%) Computer Science
6 3 (0.77%) e-Learning
6 3 (0.77%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.51%) EPoS
7 2 (0.51%) FMCG
7 2 (0.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.51%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.51%) SCADA
7 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (1.54%) Windows
2 1 (0.26%) Android
2 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.26%) Linux
2 1 (0.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (34.10%) Business Analysis
2 124 (31.79%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (20.77%) Stakeholder Management
4 65 (16.67%) Use Case
5 53 (13.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 43 (11.03%) User Stories
7 42 (10.77%) Data Modelling
8 41 (10.51%) Waterfall
9 40 (10.26%) UML
10 37 (9.49%) Data Analysis
11 32 (8.21%) Change Management
12 31 (7.95%) GAP Analysis
13 30 (7.69%) Project Management
13 30 (7.69%) Translating Business Requirements
14 28 (7.18%) Migration
15 23 (5.90%) Scrum
15 23 (5.90%) Test Scripting
16 21 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
17 20 (5.13%) BPR
17 20 (5.13%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.08%) SQL
2 4 (1.03%) T-SQL
3 2 (0.51%) VBA
4 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.26%) Korn
4 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (7.18%) ISEB
2 11 (2.82%) Degree
2 11 (2.82%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (1.28%) ISTQB
4 5 (1.28%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.26%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.26%) MCTS
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.62%) QA
2 5 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.77%) SLA
5 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) Basel II
6 1 (0.26%) Basel III
6 1 (0.26%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 5 (1.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 34 (8.72%) Pega
2 23 (5.90%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.59%) SAP
4 9 (2.31%) HP
5 8 (2.05%) Guidewire
6 6 (1.54%) IBM
7 5 (1.28%) Remedy
7 5 (1.28%) ServiceNow
8 4 (1.03%) Cognos
8 4 (1.03%) Fujitsu
8 4 (1.03%) Oracle
9 3 (0.77%) ESRI
9 3 (0.77%) Fiserv
9 3 (0.77%) Kronos
9 3 (0.77%) Tableau
10 2 (0.51%) Adobe
11 1 (0.26%) BMC
11 1 (0.26%) MicroStrategy
11 1 (0.26%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.26%) TIBCO
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Montash
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £385 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: up to £440 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Birmingham
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Coventry
Bluefire Professional Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 14 days ago