Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Agile Business Analyst was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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.

Agile Business Analyst
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 165 172 143
Rank change year-on-year +7 -29 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Agile Business Analyst 44 16 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.34% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.36% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 10 52
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £480 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £335 £425 £365
90th Percentile £529 £575 £536
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £23.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - -36.11% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,686 4,446 5,088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 94.92% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,925 2,782 3,051
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £544
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 203 224
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +3.64% -6.35%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.34 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.05 £37.03
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.36 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.84% -0.12% -0.62%

Agile Business Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Agile Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Agile Business Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Business Analyst in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Business Analyst in the West Midlands

Agile Business Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Business Analyst within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. 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
Coventry +6 18 £450 -5.26%
Birmingham +24 9 £450 -2.17%
Shropshire -47 7 £550 -4.35%
Herefordshire - 7 £350 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -
Agile Business Analyst
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Agile 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 West Midlands region featuring Agile Business Analyst in the job title.

1 44 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) User Stories
3 18 (40.91%) Business Analysis
4 17 (38.64%) Scrum
5 12 (27.27%) JIRA
5 12 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 12 (27.27%) Workshop Facilitation
6 11 (25.00%) Kanban
7 10 (22.73%) Confluence
8 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.18%) User Experience
9 7 (15.91%) BDD
10 5 (11.36%) BPMN
11 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
11 4 (9.09%) Migration
11 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (9.09%) CMS
11 4 (9.09%) OpenText
11 4 (9.09%) Workflow
11 4 (9.09%) Content Management
11 4 (9.09%) Documentum
11 4 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
11 4 (9.09%) Epics
12 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
12 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
12 3 (6.82%) Finance
12 3 (6.82%) TDD
12 3 (6.82%) Coaching
13 2 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills

Agile Business Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 10 (22.73%) Confluence
2 4 (9.09%) CMS
2 4 (9.09%) Documentum
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (27.27%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) REST
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) User Experience
2 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (43.18%) User Stories
3 18 (40.91%) Business Analysis
4 17 (38.64%) Scrum
5 12 (27.27%) Acceptance Criteria
5 12 (27.27%) Workshop Facilitation
6 11 (25.00%) Kanban
7 8 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 7 (15.91%) BDD
9 5 (11.36%) BPMN
10 4 (9.09%) Content Management
10 4 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
10 4 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (9.09%) Epics
10 4 (9.09%) Migration
10 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (9.09%) Workflow
11 3 (6.82%) Data Analysis
11 3 (6.82%) Data Modelling
11 3 (6.82%) TDD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) GDPR
2 1 (2.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 4 (9.09%) OpenText
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.27%) MuleSoft
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle