Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Business Analyst was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 26 25
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Business Analyst 27 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 10.15% 4.00% 5.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.67% 4.17% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 17
Staffordshire median daily rate £388 £394 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.59% +15.81% -3.55%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £305
90th Percentile £420 £431 £439
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £409 £379
% change year-on-year +0.92% +7.92% -1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year -24.00% - -

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 253 360 255
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 96.00% 91.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 231 177
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £269 £185 £240
90th Percentile £456 £488 £475
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 18
Staffordshire median hourly rate £22.25 £21.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% +62.26% -5.36%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.75 £57.50 £17.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £16.75 £15.93
% change year-on-year +10.45% +5.18% +0.47%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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
Tamworth +1 6 £390 -8.24% 1
Stafford - 5 £388 -
Stoke-on-Trent -2 3 £400 +1.59% 1
Cannock - 2 £350 -
Lichfield - 2 - -
Business Analyst
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (29.63%) GDPR
4 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Logistics
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (18.52%) FMCG
5 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
6 4 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
6 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
7 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (11.11%) Social Media
7 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (11.11%) Verint
7 3 (11.11%) Avaya
7 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Information Security
7 3 (11.11%) Legal
7 3 (11.11%) Retail
7 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 3 (11.11%) Case Management
7 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
8 2 (7.41%) Banking
8 2 (7.41%) Billing
8 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
8 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
8 2 (7.41%) ISEB

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 (3.70%) Confluence
1 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.41%) SAP CO
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (7.41%) SAP FI/CO
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 1 (3.70%) JIRA
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Legal
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Billing
3 2 (7.41%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) FMCG
2 3 (11.11%) Social Media
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Business Analysis
4 5 (18.52%) Logistics
4 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Waterfall
5 4 (14.81%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.11%) Case Management
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (11.11%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (11.11%) Information Security
6 3 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) Data Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) Six Sigma
7 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (7.41%) UML
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) ISEB
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) GDPR
2 3 (11.11%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) Avaya
2 3 (11.11%) Verint
3 2 (7.41%) SAP