Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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
England > Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 23 23
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 553 651 558
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 6.71% 6.67% 6.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.07% 7.00% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 475 427
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £291 £300 £305
90th Percentile £509 £504 £489
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.70% -54.17% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -13.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7820 9301 8077
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.36% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4884 5652 4667
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £230 £215
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 369 460
Midlands median hourly rate £15.60 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% - -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.01 £10.00 £10.09
90th Percentile £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analyst in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in the Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Business Analyst in the Midlands

Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analyst within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Midlands -2 286 £400 - 22
East Midlands +3 247 £403 +0.63% 13
Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Business Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Midlands region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 187 (33.82%) Business Analysis
2 169 (30.56%) Finance
3 164 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (20.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 74 (13.38%) Use Case
6 69 (12.48%) User Stories
7 62 (11.21%) Retail
8 59 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
9 58 (10.49%) Waterfall
9 58 (10.49%) Scrum
10 51 (9.22%) SAP
11 46 (8.32%) User Acceptance Testing
12 42 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
12 42 (7.59%) Microsoft
13 41 (7.41%) Banking
14 36 (6.51%) Migration
15 34 (6.15%) CRM
16 33 (5.97%) Data Modelling
16 33 (5.97%) Change Management
16 33 (5.97%) Requirements Analysis
17 32 (5.79%) Project Management
18 31 (5.61%) MS Visio
18 31 (5.61%) SDLC
19 29 (5.24%) GAP Analysis
19 29 (5.24%) GDPR
20 28 (5.06%) Manufacturing
21 27 (4.88%) E-Commerce
21 27 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
22 26 (4.70%) Process Improvement
22 26 (4.70%) Microsoft Office

Business Analyst Skill Set
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 12 (2.17%) Confluence
2 11 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.54%) CMS
4 2 (0.36%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (0.18%) SAS
5 1 (0.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 31 (5.61%) MS Visio
2 26 (4.70%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (4.16%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (2.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) Mingle
6 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 19 (3.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.81%) SAP CO
2 10 (1.81%) SAP FI
2 10 (1.81%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.72%) Sonata
4 3 (0.54%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.36%) SAP MM
5 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.18%) Maximo
6 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.18%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.18%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.18%) SAP SEM
6 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (0.54%) Office 365
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 2 (0.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
3 2 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.90%) SMS
2 3 (0.54%) DHCP
2 3 (0.54%) Firewall
2 3 (0.54%) VPN
2 3 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (0.36%) Intranet
4 1 (0.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.18%) LAN
4 1 (0.18%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (1.08%) SQL Server
4 5 (0.90%) Power BI
4 5 (0.90%) SAP BW
4 5 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.72%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (0.54%) Big Data
6 3 (0.54%) Essbase
7 2 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) EDMS
8 1 (0.18%) Semantic Layer
Development Applications
1 19 (3.44%) JIRA
2 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 169 (30.56%) Finance
2 62 (11.21%) Retail
3 41 (7.41%) Banking
4 28 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 21 (3.80%) Automotive
6 18 (3.25%) Marketing
7 11 (1.99%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.81%) Legal
9 9 (1.63%) Electronics
10 6 (1.08%) General Ledger
11 5 (0.90%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.72%) Billing
12 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.36%) French Language
13 2 (0.36%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.36%) Russian Language
13 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.08%) XML
2 4 (0.72%) EDI
2 4 (0.72%) EDIFACT
2 4 (0.72%) JSON
2 4 (0.72%) REST
2 4 (0.72%) SOAP
2 4 (0.72%) Web Services
3 3 (0.54%) Natural Language Processing
4 2 (0.36%) Mason
4 2 (0.36%) PRADO
5 1 (0.18%) .NET
5 1 (0.18%) CSS
5 1 (0.18%) CSS3
5 1 (0.18%) HTML
5 1 (0.18%) HTML5
5 1 (0.18%) J2SE
5 1 (0.18%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.70%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.89%) User Experience
4 12 (2.17%) FMCG
5 11 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.63%) Greenfield Project
6 9 (1.63%) Smart Meter
7 7 (1.27%) Data Centre
8 5 (0.90%) e-Learning
9 3 (0.54%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.36%) AS400
10 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (0.36%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (0.36%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.36%) NHS
10 2 (0.36%) Reference Data
10 2 (0.36%) Robotics
10 2 (0.36%) Social Media
11 1 (0.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (2.89%) Windows
2 1 (0.18%) Linux
2 1 (0.18%) Unix
2 1 (0.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (33.82%) Business Analysis
2 164 (29.66%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (20.98%) Stakeholder Management
4 74 (13.38%) Use Case
5 69 (12.48%) User Stories
6 58 (10.49%) Scrum
6 58 (10.49%) Waterfall
7 46 (8.32%) User Acceptance Testing
8 42 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
9 36 (6.51%) Migration
10 34 (6.15%) CRM
11 33 (5.97%) Change Management
11 33 (5.97%) Data Modelling
11 33 (5.97%) Requirements Analysis
12 32 (5.79%) Project Management
13 31 (5.61%) SDLC
14 29 (5.24%) GAP Analysis
15 27 (4.88%) E-Commerce
15 27 (4.88%) Stakeholder Engagement
16 26 (4.70%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (2.71%) SQL
2 5 (0.90%) C
2 5 (0.90%) Java
3 4 (0.72%) Progress 4GL
3 4 (0.72%) T-SQL
4 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.18%) C#
5 1 (0.18%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.18%) RPG
5 1 (0.18%) RPG IV
5 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (3.98%) ISEB
2 10 (1.81%) Degree
3 9 (1.63%) IIBA
4 8 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 6 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.72%) CBAP
7 4 (0.72%) CCA
8 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.54%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.54%) SC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.18%) ACCA
10 1 (0.18%) CIMA
10 1 (0.18%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.24%) GDPR
2 9 (1.63%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.08%) PMO
3 6 (1.08%) SLA
4 4 (0.72%) MiFID
5 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.54%) FATCA
5 3 (0.54%) QA
6 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.36%) PSD2
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS
7 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (2.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 51 (9.22%) SAP
2 42 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 11 (1.99%) Oracle
4 7 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (1.08%) ServiceNow
6 5 (0.90%) Pega
7 4 (0.72%) FNZ
7 4 (0.72%) hybris
7 4 (0.72%) Informatica
7 4 (0.72%) Progress
7 4 (0.72%) QAD
8 3 (0.54%) Cisco
9 2 (0.36%) Google
9 2 (0.36%) IBM
9 2 (0.36%) Siemens
9 2 (0.36%) Tableau
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.18%) Capita
10 1 (0.18%) Verint
10 1 (0.18%) WSO2