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 24 June 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
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 16 21
Rank change year-on-year -7 +5  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 1 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.85% 5.08% 3.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 6.34% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £375 £338 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £380
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.25 £43.43
% change year-on-year +18.58% -34.95%  

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 85 142 147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 72.65% 80.23% 82.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 96 93
Median daily rate £335 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.07% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £11.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +211.73% -29.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) QA
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (25.00%) ECDL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management

Business Analysis
Co-occurring 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 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) CRM Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Trainer
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Trainer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) e-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) CRM
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
1 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Information Governance
1 1 (25.00%) Line Management
1 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (25.00%) Release Management
1 1 (25.00%) Resource Allocation
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ECDL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft