Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 29 32
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 88 87 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 6.64% 5.45% 5.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.91% 5.73% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 73 65
Birmingham median daily rate £395 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.06% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £363 £342 £300
90th Percentile £469 £530 £485
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £411 £408
% change year-on-year +3.34% +0.92% +7.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +12.00% -30.56%

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 1,273 1,518 1,340
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.08% 95.11% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 1,068 837
Birmingham median daily rate £414 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £204 £213 £213
90th Percentile £550 £530 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 50 59
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.50 £12.46 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.48% -14.07% -
10th Percentile £10.70 £8.39 £10.48
90th Percentile £43.88 £35.38 £27.54
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.88% +4.10% -6.76%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019, 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 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.68%) GDPR
3 23 (26.14%) Business Analysis
4 20 (22.73%) Retail
5 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (19.32%) FMCG
7 15 (17.05%) Collaborative Working
8 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 14 (15.91%) Finance
9 13 (14.77%) CRM
9 13 (14.77%) Logistics
9 13 (14.77%) Acceptance Criteria
10 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
11 11 (12.50%) Project Management
11 11 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
13 9 (10.23%) IT Strategy
13 9 (10.23%) Functional Testing
13 9 (10.23%) User Stories
14 8 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
15 7 (7.95%) Workshop Facilitation
15 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 7 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
15 7 (7.95%) e-Learning
15 7 (7.95%) Scrum
16 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
16 6 (6.82%) Coaching
17 5 (5.68%) Cybersecurity

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 (1.14%) Confluence
1 1 (1.14%) Skype for Business
1 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.14%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) Intrusion Detection
1 3 (3.41%) Network Security
1 3 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.14%) Intranet
2 1 (1.14%) LAN
2 1 (1.14%) PABX
2 1 (1.14%) Skype
2 1 (1.14%) SMS
2 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.14%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.14%) EDMS
1 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
1 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) JIRA
General
1 20 (22.73%) Retail
2 14 (15.91%) Finance
3 4 (4.55%) Billing
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.27%) Automotive
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Back Office
6 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.14%) Legal
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.32%) FMCG
2 14 (15.91%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.95%) e-Learning
4 5 (5.68%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.27%) NHS
8 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.27%) Windows
1 2 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (46.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (26.14%) Business Analysis
3 18 (20.45%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (17.05%) Collaborative Working
5 14 (15.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 13 (14.77%) Acceptance Criteria
6 13 (14.77%) CRM
6 13 (14.77%) Logistics
7 12 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (12.50%) Project Management
8 11 (12.50%) Waterfall
9 10 (11.36%) Service Delivery
10 9 (10.23%) Functional Testing
10 9 (10.23%) IT Strategy
10 9 (10.23%) User Stories
11 8 (9.09%) Commercial Awareness
12 7 (7.95%) Scrum
12 7 (7.95%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (7.95%) Workshop Facilitation
13 6 (6.82%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (1.14%) C
2 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.41%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.27%) ISEB
4 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.68%) GDPR
2 1 (1.14%) PMO
2 1 (1.14%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
1 2 (2.27%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (2.27%) hybris
3 1 (1.14%) ATG
3 1 (1.14%) Blue Prism
3 1 (1.14%) HubSpot
3 1 (1.14%) MuleSoft
3 1 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (1.14%) SAP
3 1 (1.14%) Splunk
3 1 (1.14%) Zuora