Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 28 25
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3 0
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 92 81 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.48% 5.16% 6.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.76% 5.43% 6.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 72 85
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £374 £332 £250
90th Percentile £469 £530 £472
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
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% -52.78%

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 1,361 1,491 1,482
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.85% 94.97% 96.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 944 1,059 944
Birmingham median daily rate £413 £388 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -2.21% +8.56%
10th Percentile £180 £216 £225
90th Percentile £550 £523 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 44 53
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.59% -1.97% -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £8.39 £10.32
90th Percentile £42.50 £39.63 £27.15
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 46 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) Business Analysis
3 27 (29.35%) GDPR
4 23 (25.00%) Retail
5 22 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
6 18 (19.57%) FMCG
7 17 (18.48%) Finance
8 15 (16.30%) Collaborative Working
9 14 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (15.22%) User Stories
9 14 (15.22%) Logistics
10 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (13.04%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (13.04%) ITIL
12 11 (11.96%) CRM
12 11 (11.96%) Project Management
12 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
12 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
13 9 (9.78%) Functional Testing
13 9 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
14 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
14 8 (8.70%) IT Strategy
14 8 (8.70%) Commercial Awareness
15 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
15 7 (7.61%) Workshop Facilitation
15 7 (7.61%) ITSM
15 7 (7.61%) e-Learning
15 7 (7.61%) Scrum
16 6 (6.52%) GAP Analysis

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 2 (2.17%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.09%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Network Security
2 2 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.17%) SMS
2 2 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.09%) Big Data
1 1 (1.09%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.09%) EDMS
1 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) JIRA
General
1 23 (25.00%) Retail
2 17 (18.48%) Finance
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Billing
3 4 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Automotive
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) FMCG
2 13 (14.13%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.61%) e-Learning
4 5 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.09%) NHS
7 1 (1.09%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.09%) User Experience
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.17%) Windows
1 2 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (32.61%) Business Analysis
3 22 (23.91%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (16.30%) Collaborative Working
5 14 (15.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 14 (15.22%) Logistics
5 14 (15.22%) User Stories
6 12 (13.04%) Acceptance Criteria
6 12 (13.04%) ITIL
7 11 (11.96%) CRM
7 11 (11.96%) Project Management
7 11 (11.96%) Waterfall
8 9 (9.78%) Functional Testing
8 9 (9.78%) Service Delivery
9 8 (8.70%) Commercial Awareness
9 8 (8.70%) IT Strategy
10 7 (7.61%) ITSM
10 7 (7.61%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (7.61%) Scrum
10 7 (7.61%) Workshop Facilitation
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.26%) SQL
2 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.09%) IIBA
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (29.35%) GDPR
2 2 (2.17%) PMO
3 1 (1.09%) SLA
3 1 (1.09%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) QRadar
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.17%) hybris
4 1 (1.09%) ATG
4 1 (1.09%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.09%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.09%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) Splunk
4 1 (1.09%) Tableau