Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 6 months to 22 August 2019 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 93 55 58
Rank change year-on-year -38 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 83 192 138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.94% 3.79% 3.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 4.50% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 130 96
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £450 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +22.87% -8.44%
10th Percentile £313 £363 £284
90th Percentile £511 £576 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £56.25 £42.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +51.79% +83.67%
England median hourly rate £43.25 £37.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year +16.11% +14.62% -

Business Analysis is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,642 4,264 3,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 85.11% 84.14% 84.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,370 2,554 2,307
West Midlands median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £256 £269 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 204 128
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.75 £15.25 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -24.69% +19.12%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.58 £34.63 £51.50
England median hourly rate £24.92 £21.25 £23.50
% change year-on-year +17.25% -9.57% +1.08%

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Business Analysis as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Business Analysis in the West Midlands

Business Analysis
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 Business Analysis within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 August 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
Birmingham +5 30 £338 -25.00% 9
Coventry -5 19 £450 +2.86% 2
Staffordshire +12 12 £445 +4.71% 2
Shropshire -28 8 £500 -9.09% 1
Warwickshire -5 6 £340 -20.00% 2
Worcestershire -7 2 £438 +16.67% 1
Solihull +9 1 - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Business Analysis also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (22.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 16 (19.28%) Finance
5 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
6 11 (13.25%) Migration
7 10 (12.05%) JIRA
7 10 (12.05%) User Stories
8 9 (10.84%) Office 365
8 9 (10.84%) Confluence
8 9 (10.84%) Public Sector
8 9 (10.84%) Use Case
8 9 (10.84%) SAP
9 8 (9.64%) Project Management
9 8 (9.64%) Data Modelling
9 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
10 7 (8.43%) Workflow
10 7 (8.43%) Service Design
10 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
11 6 (7.23%) Azure
11 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.23%) NHS
12 5 (6.02%) ITIL
12 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
12 5 (6.02%) Oracle
12 5 (6.02%) Retail

Business Analysis
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 9 (10.84%) Confluence
2 5 (6.02%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.20%) NetSuite
2 1 (1.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.84%) Office 365
2 6 (7.23%) Azure
3 5 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (4.82%) Power Platform
5 3 (3.61%) AWS
6 2 (2.41%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.20%) OneDrive
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.41%) GIS
3 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.41%) Power BI
3 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.20%) OLAP
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (12.05%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (19.28%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Public Sector
3 8 (9.64%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.02%) Retail
5 3 (3.61%) Electronics
5 3 (3.61%) Local Government
5 3 (3.61%) Marketing
5 3 (3.61%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.41%) Legal
7 1 (1.20%) Banking
7 1 (1.20%) General Ledger
7 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 50 (60.24%) Analyst
2 42 (50.60%) Business Analyst
3 8 (9.64%) Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Product Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Applications Support
5 4 (4.82%) Applications Support Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Architect
5 4 (4.82%) Business Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Business Project Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Project Analyst
5 4 (4.82%) Project Manager
5 4 (4.82%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (3.61%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Business Systems Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Communications Project Manager
6 3 (3.61%) IT Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) IT Manager
6 3 (3.61%) Retail Business Analyst
6 3 (3.61%) Support Analyst
7 2 (2.41%) Finance Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) BAPI
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (2.41%) KnockoutJS
2 2 (2.41%) MDX
2 2 (2.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (2.41%) WCF
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) EDI
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Business Workflow
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.23%) NHS
3 4 (4.82%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.41%) AS400
4 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.41%) Windows
1 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
2 1 (1.20%) Android
2 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.20%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.12%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (25.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (22.89%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 11 (13.25%) Migration
5 10 (12.05%) User Stories
6 9 (10.84%) Use Case
7 8 (9.64%) Data Modelling
7 8 (9.64%) Project Management
8 7 (8.43%) Service Design
8 7 (8.43%) Workflow
9 6 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.23%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (6.02%) Actionable Insight
10 5 (6.02%) Content Management
10 5 (6.02%) ITIL
11 4 (4.82%) Architectural Design
11 4 (4.82%) Software Delivery
11 4 (4.82%) Workflow Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) C
1 4 (4.82%) Java
2 2 (2.41%) C#
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
3 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.02%) Degree
2 5 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.61%) CBAP
3 3 (3.61%) IIBA
4 2 (2.41%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 3 (3.61%) PMO
3 1 (1.20%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.20%) GDPR
Vendors
1 14 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.84%) SAP
3 5 (6.02%) Oracle
4 4 (4.82%) VMware
5 1 (1.20%) hybris
5 1 (1.20%) JD Edwards
5 1 (1.20%) JDA