The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Business Analyst
Rank 31 18 16
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 122 140 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 5.09% 7.42% 6.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.60% 7.97% 7.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 79 83
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £370 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.98% -1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Average hourly rate - £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £33.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-26.51% +13.79%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2179 1757 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.98% 93.11% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1126 820 958
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 172 179
Average hourly rate £15.85 £19.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.57% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Business Analyst
England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -16 34 £395 -4.24% 8
Coventry -4 19 £400 +6.66% 5
Warwickshire -9 16 £330 +1.53% 6
Worcestershire +12 8 £381 +1.66%
Solihull -3 6 £325 -18.75% 2
Staffordshire 0 4 £350 -3.44% 1
Wolverhampton -8 3 £425 +28.88%
Walsall - 2 £325 -
West Bromwich - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Business Analyst
England

Business Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 77 (28.41%) Business Analysis
2 60 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 51 (18.82%) Finance
4 40 (14.76%) SQL
5 38 (14.02%) Retail
6 32 (11.81%) CRM
7 29 (10.70%) Project Management
8 28 (10.33%) UML
9 26 (9.59%) Microsoft
10 25 (9.23%) ERP
11 24 (8.86%) SAP
11 24 (8.86%) Migration
11 24 (8.86%) Banking
12 22 (8.12%) MS Excel
13 21 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (7.75%) PRINCE2
13 21 (7.75%) .NET
14 20 (7.38%) Data Modelling
15 19 (7.01%) E-Commerce
16 18 (6.64%) SharePoint
16 18 (6.64%) NHS
16 18 (6.64%) Data Analysis
17 17 (6.27%) Use Case
17 17 (6.27%) MS Office
18 15 (5.54%) Change Management
19 13 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (4.80%) Data Migration
19 13 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
20 12 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 12 (4.43%) Service Delivery

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 18 (6.64%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.95%) Alfresco
2 8 (2.95%) Drupal
3 4 (1.48%) IIS
3 4 (1.48%) IBM Notes
4 2 (0.74%) SAS
5 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.37%) Lync
5 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.37%) FileNet
5 1 (0.37%) Documentum
Applications
1 22 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.27%) MS Office
3 12 (4.43%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (1.11%) MS Project
6 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.85%) Agresso
3 4 (1.48%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (1.11%) SAP CRM
4 3 (1.11%) Maximo
5 2 (0.74%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.37%) SAP QM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.37%) SAP FI-CA
6 1 (0.37%) SAP EWM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.37%) SAP WM
6 1 (0.37%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.37%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.37%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.95%) Internet
2 2 (0.74%) MVNO
3 1 (0.37%) Wireless
3 1 (0.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (2.95%) SQL Server
4 4 (1.48%) MySQL
4 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (1.11%) OLAP
6 2 (0.74%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (4.43%) Rational Rose
2 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.74%) ERwin
3 1 (0.37%) TestDirector
General
1 51 (18.82%) Finance
2 38 (14.02%) Retail
3 24 (8.86%) Banking
4 10 (3.69%) Retail Banking
5 9 (3.32%) Billing
6 6 (2.21%) Automotive
7 5 (1.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 3 (1.11%) Legal
10 2 (0.74%) Games
10 2 (0.74%) Back Office
10 2 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.74%) Marketing
10 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.37%) Local Government
11 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (7.75%) .NET
2 7 (2.58%) Web Services
3 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.48%) WCF
3 4 (1.48%) WPF
3 4 (1.48%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (1.48%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.37%) Ajax
4 1 (0.37%) SAP PI
4 1 (0.37%) XML Schema
4 1 (0.37%) Flash
4 1 (0.37%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) HTML
4 1 (0.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.64%) NHS
2 10 (3.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.85%) Open Source
4 4 (1.48%) N-Tier
5 3 (1.11%) Smart Meter
5 3 (1.11%) EPoS
5 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.74%) Visualisation
6 2 (0.74%) Credit Risk
6 2 (0.74%) Statistics
6 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.37%) Informatics
7 1 (0.37%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.37%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.37%) FMCG
7 1 (0.37%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.37%) NPfIT
7 1 (0.37%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.21%) Windows
2 3 (1.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.37%) Android
3 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
3 1 (0.37%) Linux
3 1 (0.37%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (28.41%) Business Analysis
2 60 (22.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (11.81%) CRM
4 29 (10.70%) Project Management
5 28 (10.33%) UML
6 25 (9.23%) ERP
7 24 (8.86%) Migration
8 21 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
8 21 (7.75%) PRINCE2
9 20 (7.38%) Data Modelling
10 19 (7.01%) E-Commerce
11 18 (6.64%) Data Analysis
12 17 (6.27%) Use Case
13 15 (5.54%) Change Management
14 13 (4.80%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (4.80%) Data Migration
14 13 (4.80%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 12 (4.43%) Service Delivery
16 11 (4.06%) OO
17 10 (3.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 40 (14.76%) SQL
2 12 (4.43%) T-SQL
3 11 (4.06%) PHP
4 9 (3.32%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.85%) VBA
5 5 (1.85%) C#
6 4 (1.48%) FoxPro (VFP)
6 4 (1.48%) Ruby
7 2 (0.74%) COBOL
7 2 (0.74%) C
7 2 (0.74%) Java
7 2 (0.74%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (3.32%) Degree
2 7 (2.58%) ISEB
3 6 (2.21%) Security Cleared
4 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.74%) IIBA
4 2 (0.74%) CBAP
5 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Master Black Belt
5 1 (0.37%) Six Sigma Black Belt
5 1 (0.37%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) QA
2 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.37%) Basel III
2 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Vendors
1 26 (9.59%) Microsoft
2 24 (8.86%) SAP
3 5 (1.85%) ATG
3 5 (1.85%) Oracle
4 4 (1.48%) Cognos
4 4 (1.48%) Lotus
5 3 (1.11%) Casewise
5 3 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (0.74%) Business Objects
6 2 (0.74%) Apple
6 2 (0.74%) Tableau
6 2 (0.74%) Omniture
7 1 (0.37%) Pega
7 1 (0.37%) BT
7 1 (0.37%) Ariba
7 1 (0.37%) JD Edwards
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