Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £412 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 22 18
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 78 87 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 5.32% 6.16% 7.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 6.48% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 76 104
Birmingham median daily rate £412 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.39% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £359 £313 £250
90th Percentile £469 £499 £521
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +9.68% -3.13% +0.63%
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% -44.26%

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 1,386 1,342 1,490
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 95.04% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 940 998
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.65% +5.48%
10th Percentile £175 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 37 45
Birmingham median hourly rate £15.00 £14.22 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -1.97% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.75 £8.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £35.25 £39.65 £36.65
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% -14.29%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 43 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Business Analysis
3 21 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (26.92%) GDPR
4 15 (19.23%) Retail
5 14 (17.95%) Finance
6 13 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 12 (15.38%) User Stories
7 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
7 12 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
8 11 (14.10%) Project Management
8 11 (14.10%) ITIL
9 10 (12.82%) CRM
9 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
10 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
10 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
10 9 (11.54%) Functional Testing
10 9 (11.54%) FMCG
10 9 (11.54%) Commercial Awareness
11 8 (10.26%) IT Strategy
11 8 (10.26%) ITSM
12 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (7.69%) Scrum
13 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
13 6 (7.69%) Service Management
13 6 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
13 6 (7.69%) Logistics
14 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
14 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared

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 1 (1.28%) Confluence
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (2.56%) SMS
2 1 (1.28%) Network Security
2 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Big Data
1 1 (1.28%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.28%) EDMS
1 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) ERwin
General
1 15 (19.23%) Retail
2 14 (17.95%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Billing
4 2 (2.56%) Automotive
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.28%) COM
1 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.54%) FMCG
3 5 (6.41%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (5.13%) e-Learning
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.28%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.28%) Windows
1 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (55.13%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.90%) Business Analysis
3 21 (26.92%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
5 12 (15.38%) Collaborative Working
5 12 (15.38%) User Stories
6 11 (14.10%) ITIL
6 11 (14.10%) Project Management
7 10 (12.82%) CRM
8 9 (11.54%) Commercial Awareness
8 9 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 9 (11.54%) Service Delivery
8 9 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 8 (10.26%) IT Strategy
9 8 (10.26%) ITSM
10 7 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (7.69%) Risk Management
11 6 (7.69%) Scrum
11 6 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Degree
4 1 (1.28%) IIBA
4 1 (1.28%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.92%) GDPR
2 2 (2.56%) PMO
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 2 (2.56%) Snort
2 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.56%) SAP
4 1 (1.28%) Blue Prism
4 1 (1.28%) hybris
4 1 (1.28%) Remedy
4 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.28%) Tableau