Period
to 21 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 30 18
Rank change year-on-year +9 -12 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 19 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.12% 3.27% 5.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.39% 3.48% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 13
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.97% -20.00%
10th Percentile £338 £356 £251
90th Percentile £411 £426 £468
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.06% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £27.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 257 287 268
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.25% 93.79% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 185 176
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £335 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +2.29% -11.19%
10th Percentile £269 £200 £206
90th Percentile £456 £470 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 17
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £18.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.56% +33.33% -3.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £37.25 £73.50 £16.37
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -10.98%

Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Business Analyst in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analyst in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analyst in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analyst in Staffordshire

Business Analyst
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 Analyst within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 May 2018. 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
Stafford -1 5 £388 +29.17%
Tamworth 0 4 £390 -2.50% 1
Cannock - 4 £325 -
Stoke-on-Trent -8 1 £413 +3.13%
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £388 - 1
Business Analyst
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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 Staffordshire region featuring Business Analyst in the job title.

1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
3 4 (21.05%) Social Media
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (21.05%) GDPR
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (15.79%) Case Management
4 3 (15.79%) Finance
4 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Logistics
4 3 (15.79%) Avaya
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 3 (15.79%) Verint
4 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (15.79%) Retail
4 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
4 3 (15.79%) FMCG
5 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
6 1 (5.26%) Business Process Analysis

Business Analyst Skill Set
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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.26%) Confluence
1 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) SMS
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
1 3 (15.79%) Retail
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Legal
3 1 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Social Media
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) FMCG
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (36.84%) Business Analysis
2 6 (31.58%) Waterfall
3 4 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.79%) Case Management
4 3 (15.79%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (15.79%) Data Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.79%) GAP Analysis
4 3 (15.79%) Information Security
4 3 (15.79%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (15.79%) Logistics
5 2 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (10.53%) Lean Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) Six Sigma
5 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.26%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.26%) CBAP
2 1 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (5.26%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) GDPR
2 3 (15.79%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Avaya
1 3 (15.79%) Verint
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) SAP