The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 27 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
England / Midlands
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 25 21
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 2.46% 1.91% 3.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 2.44% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £391
% change year-on-year +0.62% +1.59%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.21 £42.57 £38.00
% change year-on-year +3.85% +12.03%  

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 105 164 120
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 86.07% 78.47% 78.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 81 50
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -5.84% +27.48%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the Midlands 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 the Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the Midlands

Business Analysis
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 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 Midlands region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) JSON
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
2 1 (20.00%) PaaS
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB

Business Analysis
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 (20.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Power BI
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (20.00%) Marketing
1 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
1 3 (60.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Business Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Relationship Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Portfolio Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Relationships Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) JSON
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (40.00%) Project Management
1 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) Data Validation
2 1 (20.00%) ETL
2 1 (20.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) R
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (20.00%) MuleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) PeopleSoft
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Tableau
1 1 (20.00%) Talend