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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Business Analyst
Rank 25 23 34
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 199 176 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 6.16% 6.94% 4.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.48% 7.36% 5.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 140 78
Median daily rate £400 £400 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £312 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £455 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £32.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.26% -12.93%
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
3071 2391 2420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.99% 94.25% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1832 1359 1221
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 150 175
Median hourly rate £14.75 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.81% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.20 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £34.14 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +3 57 £375 +1.35% 6
Coventry -9 40 £440 -2.22% 6
Warwickshire +7 27 £400 +23.07% 5
Staffordshire +5 17 £398 +6.35% 4
Shropshire -36 11 £300 -30.23% 1
Worcestershire +3 6 £388 +19.23%
Herefordshire - 4 £363 -
Wolverhampton -1 2 £330 - 1
Solihull -2 2 £381 +8.92% 4
West Bromwich -2 2 £388 +14.81%
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 135 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (32.20%) Business Analysis
3 111 (27.07%) Finance
4 82 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 59 (14.39%) Use Case
6 51 (12.44%) User Stories
7 45 (10.98%) Data Modelling
8 44 (10.73%) Waterfall
9 42 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (9.51%) Retail
11 39 (9.51%) UML
12 36 (8.78%) CRM
13 34 (8.29%) MS Visio
13 34 (8.29%) Scrum
13 34 (8.29%) Project Management
13 34 (8.29%) Data Analysis
14 33 (8.05%) Change Management
15 32 (7.80%) GAP Analysis
16 31 (7.56%) Migration
17 30 (7.32%) ISEB
18 29 (7.07%) Microsoft
19 26 (6.34%) Translating Business Requirements
20 23 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
20 23 (5.61%) User Experience
21 22 (5.37%) Banking
21 22 (5.37%) MS Excel
22 21 (5.12%) Target Operating Model
23 19 (4.63%) Pega
23 19 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint

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 8 (1.95%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.73%) ArcGIS
2 3 (0.73%) SAS
3 2 (0.49%) Confluence
4 1 (0.24%) CMS
4 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 34 (8.29%) MS Visio
2 22 (5.37%) MS Excel
3 19 (4.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (1.95%) MS Office
5 6 (1.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.71%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.22%) Magento
3 5 (1.22%) Maximo
4 1 (0.24%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.24%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
4 1 (0.24%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.98%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (0.49%) Google Drive
2 2 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.95%) LAN
2 5 (1.22%) WAN
3 4 (0.98%) NAS
3 4 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (0.98%) Wireless
4 3 (0.73%) Internet
4 3 (0.73%) MPLS
5 2 (0.49%) Intranet
5 2 (0.49%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.24%) SAN
6 1 (0.24%) Skype
6 1 (0.24%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (2.20%) Big Data
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (0.98%) GIS
5 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (0.73%) SAP HANA
6 2 (0.49%) DataStage
6 2 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.24%) MS Access
7 1 (0.24%) QlikView
7 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.22%) JIRA
2 1 (0.24%) Rational Rose
General
1 111 (27.07%) Finance
2 39 (9.51%) Retail
3 22 (5.37%) Banking
4 12 (2.93%) Automotive
4 12 (2.93%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.20%) Legal
6 7 (1.71%) Advertising
7 6 (1.46%) Billing
8 5 (1.22%) Local Government
8 5 (1.22%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.98%) Marketing
10 3 (0.73%) Military
11 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.24%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Law
12 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.24%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.71%) Web Services
2 4 (0.98%) HTML
3 2 (0.49%) CSS
3 2 (0.49%) XML
4 1 (0.24%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.61%) User Experience
3 10 (2.44%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.46%) Minimum Viable Product
4 6 (1.46%) Smart Meter
5 5 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.98%) Credit Risk
6 4 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.98%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.73%) e-Learning
7 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.73%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.49%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.49%) EPoS
8 2 (0.49%) NHS
9 1 (0.24%) FMCG
9 1 (0.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.24%) VLE
9 1 (0.24%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (2.20%) Windows
2 2 (0.49%) Android
2 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
2 2 (0.49%) Windows 10
2 2 (0.49%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.24%) Linux
3 1 (0.24%) Unix
3 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (32.93%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (32.20%) Business Analysis
3 82 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 59 (14.39%) Use Case
5 51 (12.44%) User Stories
6 45 (10.98%) Data Modelling
7 44 (10.73%) Waterfall
8 41 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 39 (9.51%) UML
10 36 (8.78%) CRM
11 34 (8.29%) Data Analysis
11 34 (8.29%) Project Management
11 34 (8.29%) Scrum
12 33 (8.05%) Change Management
13 32 (7.80%) GAP Analysis
14 31 (7.56%) Migration
15 26 (6.34%) Translating Business Requirements
16 21 (5.12%) Target Operating Model
17 18 (4.39%) Process Improvement
17 18 (4.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (3.17%) SQL
2 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
3 3 (0.73%) C
4 2 (0.49%) VBA
5 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.24%) Korn
5 1 (0.24%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (7.32%) ISEB
2 11 (2.68%) Security Cleared
3 8 (1.95%) Degree
4 7 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (1.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (1.22%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.49%) CBAP
8 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.24%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.24%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.41%) QA
2 6 (1.46%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.73%) Basel II
4 3 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.24%) Basel III
5 1 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.24%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.24%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (1.22%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.24%) SCCM
Vendors
1 29 (7.07%) Microsoft
2 19 (4.63%) Pega
3 12 (2.93%) SAP
4 8 (1.95%) Guidewire
4 8 (1.95%) HP
5 7 (1.71%) IBM
6 4 (0.98%) Oracle
7 3 (0.73%) ESRI
7 3 (0.73%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.73%) Google
8 2 (0.49%) Adobe
8 2 (0.49%) Cognos
8 2 (0.49%) Remedy
8 2 (0.49%) Tableau
9 1 (0.24%) Ceridian
9 1 (0.24%) Cognizant
9 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
9 1 (0.24%) JD Edwards
9 1 (0.24%) Sage
9 1 (0.24%) Unisys
Warwickshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £380 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
The Virtual Forge
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago