The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Business Analysis skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Business Analysis over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Business Analysis
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 27 47
Rank change year-on-year -14 +20  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 14 34 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.25% 4.97% 2.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.78% 6.19% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 17
Median daily rate £375 £450 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +9.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £333 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £493 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.65 £41.00
% change year-on-year +3.67% +4.01%  

Business Analysis is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 503 549 581
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 80.87% 80.26% 76.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 345 373
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 17
Median hourly rate £14.63 £17.95 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +5.58%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.63 £8.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £39.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing Business Analysis as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Business Analysis in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Birmingham over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Birmingham

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.69%) ERP
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Use Case
4 2 (7.69%) User Stories
4 2 (7.69%) FMCG
4 2 (7.69%) jQuery
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Planning and Forecasting
4 2 (7.69%) Document Composition
4 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.85%) GDPR
5 1 (3.85%) SAP CAR
5 1 (3.85%) SAP POS DM

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP CAR
1 1 (3.85%) SAP POS DM
1 1 (3.85%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) FTP
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) MPLS
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.85%) Power BI
2 1 (3.85%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.85%) SAP HANA
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MorphX
1 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (69.23%) Analyst
1 18 (69.23%) Business Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Business Change Analyst
2 3 (11.54%) Business Change Business Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Developer
3 2 (7.69%) HR Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) HR Business Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (7.69%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Business Test Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (3.85%) C# Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Financial Business Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.85%) Process Designer
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) SAP Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Ajax
2 1 (3.85%) Angular 2
2 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
2 1 (3.85%) CSS
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) FMCG
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
1 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) Document Composition
2 2 (7.69%) ERP
2 2 (7.69%) GAP Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) Planning and Forecasting
2 2 (7.69%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (7.69%) Use Case
2 2 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (3.85%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Scrum
3 1 (3.85%) System Testing
3 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) ABAP
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
2 1 (3.85%) X++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) GDPR
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) BMC
2 1 (3.85%) Hyperion
2 1 (3.85%) JD Edwards
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy
2 1 (3.85%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) Sitecore
2 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
2 1 (3.85%) VMware