Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Analyst
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 17 22
Rank change year-on-year -29 +5 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 63 92 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 4.25% 7.35% 7.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.49% 7.69% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 72 83
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £353 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.02% -9.03% -3.13%
10th Percentile £305 £278 £250
90th Percentile £500 £438 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £396
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.30% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +64.71% -43.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,404 1,196 1,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 95.60% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 943 798 917
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £213 £240 £209
90th Percentile £563 £519 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 34 38
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.38 £10.73
90th Percentile £42.50 £37.93 £39.88
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.14% +11.29% -11.43%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Business Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in Birmingham

Business Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Business Analysis
3 24 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (26.98%) Finance
5 9 (14.29%) Project Management
6 8 (12.70%) GDPR
7 7 (11.11%) User Stories
7 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.52%) Retail
8 6 (9.52%) Change Management
8 6 (9.52%) ITIL
9 5 (7.94%) Web Services
9 5 (7.94%) ITSM
9 5 (7.94%) Migration
9 5 (7.94%) Open Source
9 5 (7.94%) Data Mapping
9 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
9 5 (7.94%) Line Management
10 4 (6.35%) Feasibility Study
10 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
10 4 (6.35%) Data Management
10 4 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
11 3 (4.76%) Service Management
11 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
11 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
11 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
11 3 (4.76%) SAP
11 3 (4.76%) SQL

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Actimize
1 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.59%) iTrent
1 1 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
2 1 (1.59%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.59%) Trello
2 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (1.59%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Big Data
1 1 (1.59%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) ERwin
1 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.59%) Linux
1 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Business Analysis
3 24 (38.10%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (14.29%) Project Management
5 7 (11.11%) User Stories
5 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
6 6 (9.52%) Change Management
6 6 (9.52%) ITIL
7 5 (7.94%) Data Mapping
7 5 (7.94%) ITSM
7 5 (7.94%) Line Management
7 5 (7.94%) Migration
7 5 (7.94%) Open Source
8 4 (6.35%) Data Management
8 4 (6.35%) Feasibility Study
8 4 (6.35%) GAP Analysis
8 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.76%) Service Management
9 3 (4.76%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (1.59%) Caml Language
2 1 (1.59%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.70%) GDPR
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
3 1 (1.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (1.59%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (1.59%) Capita
3 1 (1.59%) CyberArk
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Pega
3 1 (1.59%) Remedy