The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Business Analysis
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 20 22 24
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 3 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.17% 1.91% 5.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.97% 2.40% 6.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 9
Median daily rate £275 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.11% +4.61%  
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 Staffordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 101 125 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 73.19% 79.62% 78.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 83 94
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.47%  
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 Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in Staffordshire

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in Staffordshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in Staffordshire

Business Analysis
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +5 2 £338 -3.57%
Tamworth - 1 £275 -
Business Analysis
West Midlands

Business Analysis
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (11.11%) ECDL
4 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
4 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) QA
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement

Business Analysis
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Test Analyst
2 4 (44.44%) Test Analyst
3 3 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Change Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Change Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Business Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) CRM Business Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) HR Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) IT Trainer
4 1 (11.11%) Process Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Trainer
4 1 (11.11%) Transformation Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) e-Learning
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ERP
1 4 (44.44%) Functional Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Non-Functional Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Performance Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
1 4 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (11.11%) CRM
4 1 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
4 1 (11.11%) Line Management
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Release Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) User Stories
4 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) ECDL
1 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Data Quality
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft