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 3 months to 30 April 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 41 62
Rank change year-on-year -7 +21  
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 64 116 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.02% 4.01% 2.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 4.89% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 82 52
Median daily rate £375 £403 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.83% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £398
% change year-on-year - +0.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +31.57% -5.00%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1700 2371 2057
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 80.15% 81.98% 76.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1062 1318 1233
Median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +6.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 49 105
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.61 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.08% -32.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.81 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £42.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year - +18.03%  

Business Analysis
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -6 17 £345 -23.33% 6
Coventry +19 14 £445 +4.70% 3
Warwickshire +2 13 £350 -12.50% 1
Staffordshire -2 4 £325 -3.70% 1
Worcestershire +11 3 - -
Wolverhampton +1 3 £408 +12.02%
Wednesbury - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 -
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Business Analysis.

1 40 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.07%) Project Management
3 31 (19.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 27 (16.67%) Finance
5 24 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (11.73%) PRINCE2
7 17 (10.49%) Manufacturing
7 17 (10.49%) Migration
8 16 (9.88%) Process Improvement
9 15 (9.26%) CRM
9 15 (9.26%) Target Operating Model
10 14 (8.64%) User Stories
10 14 (8.64%) IT Strategy
10 14 (8.64%) Web Services
11 12 (7.41%) Automotive
12 11 (6.79%) ERP
12 11 (6.79%) Data Analysis
12 11 (6.79%) Degree
13 10 (6.17%) JIRA
13 10 (6.17%) Retail
13 10 (6.17%) Waterfall
13 10 (6.17%) SQL
13 10 (6.17%) Management Information System
13 10 (6.17%) Scrum
13 10 (6.17%) Programme Management
14 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
14 9 (5.56%) Use Case
14 9 (5.56%) Marketing
15 8 (4.94%) Project Planning

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 8 (4.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.85%) CMS
2 3 (1.85%) DNN
3 2 (1.23%) SAS
4 1 (0.62%) Confluence
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.62%) Moodle
4 1 (0.62%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.62%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.23%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.62%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP CAR
2 1 (0.62%) SAP POS DM
2 1 (0.62%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.85%) Office 365
1 3 (1.85%) Trello
2 2 (1.23%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.23%) LAN
1 2 (1.23%) WAN
2 1 (0.62%) FTP
2 1 (0.62%) MPLS
2 1 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.62%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (1.85%) Power BI
2 3 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.85%) SSDT
3 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
3 2 (1.23%) Base SAS
3 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.23%) Impala
3 2 (1.23%) QlikView
3 2 (1.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 2 (1.23%) SAS EBI
3 2 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 2 (1.23%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.62%) OLAP
4 1 (0.62%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.62%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.17%) JIRA
2 3 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.62%) MorphX
3 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (16.67%) Finance
2 17 (10.49%) Manufacturing
3 12 (7.41%) Automotive
4 10 (6.17%) Retail
5 9 (5.56%) Marketing
6 6 (3.70%) Banking
7 3 (1.85%) Advertising
7 3 (1.85%) Legal
8 2 (1.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.62%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.62%) Back Office
9 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 110 (67.90%) Analyst
2 99 (61.11%) Business Analyst
3 11 (6.79%) Agile Business Analyst
3 11 (6.79%) Developer
3 11 (6.79%) Digital Business Analyst
3 11 (6.79%) IT Manager
4 10 (6.17%) Digital Analyst
5 9 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (4.94%) Data Business Analyst
6 8 (4.94%) Senior Business Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) Business IT Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) Finance Business Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) Financial Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) IT Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) IT Business Analyst
7 7 (4.32%) Sales Manager
7 7 (4.32%) Service Analyst
8 6 (3.70%) Business Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.70%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.64%) Web Services
2 8 (4.94%) .NET
3 5 (3.09%) ASP.NET
3 5 (3.09%) CSS
3 5 (3.09%) HTML
4 4 (2.47%) HTML5
5 3 (1.85%) CSS3
5 3 (1.85%) jQuery
6 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.23%) WCF
6 2 (1.23%) XML
7 1 (0.62%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.62%) Ajax
7 1 (0.62%) Angular 2
7 1 (0.62%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.17%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.47%) Credit Risk
5 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.85%) User Experience
6 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.23%) FMCG
7 1 (0.62%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.62%) AS400
7 1 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.62%) NHS
7 1 (0.62%) PMI
7 1 (0.62%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.23%) Unix
1 2 (1.23%) Windows
1 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (0.62%) AIX
2 1 (0.62%) Linux
2 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
2 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Server
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (0.62%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (24.07%) Project Management
3 31 (19.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (11.73%) PRINCE2
5 17 (10.49%) Migration
6 16 (9.88%) Process Improvement
7 15 (9.26%) CRM
7 15 (9.26%) Target Operating Model
8 14 (8.64%) IT Strategy
8 14 (8.64%) User Stories
9 11 (6.79%) Data Analysis
9 11 (6.79%) ERP
10 10 (6.17%) Programme Management
10 10 (6.17%) Scrum
10 10 (6.17%) Waterfall
11 9 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (5.56%) Use Case
12 8 (4.94%) Open Source
12 8 (4.94%) Project Planning
12 8 (4.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (6.17%) SQL
2 7 (4.32%) C#
3 6 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.62%) ABAP
5 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
5 1 (0.62%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.62%) X++
Qualifications
1 11 (6.79%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) ISEB
2 4 (2.47%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.62%) ECDL
4 1 (0.62%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) QA
2 5 (3.09%) PMO
3 3 (1.85%) COSO
3 3 (1.85%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.62%) GDPR
5 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (0.62%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.62%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (1.85%) Oracle
2 3 (1.85%) SAP
3 2 (1.23%) Cloudera
3 2 (1.23%) Demandware
3 2 (1.23%) Google
3 2 (1.23%) hybris
4 1 (0.62%) Blackboard
4 1 (0.62%) BMC
4 1 (0.62%) Capita
4 1 (0.62%) Epicor
4 1 (0.62%) Hyperion
4 1 (0.62%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.62%) MicroStrategy
4 1 (0.62%) Remedy
4 1 (0.62%) Tableau
4 1 (0.62%) Teradata
4 1 (0.62%) VMware
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