Period
to 21 September 2018

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 21 September 2018 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 55 54
Rank change year-on-year +9 -1 -2
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 205 146 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 4.00% 3.24% 3.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.76% 3.86% 4.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 101 154
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £368 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -8.13% +5.96%
10th Percentile £359 £306 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £546
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £42.50 £28.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.79% +83.67% -50.02%
10th Percentile £41.25 £28.00 £14.10
90th Percentile £58.95 £28.00 £16.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.15 £32.50
% change year-on-year +12.36% -4.15% -0.46%

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 4,310 3,778 5,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 84.20% 83.96% 83.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,571 2,378 3,120
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £265 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £546 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 142 124
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £18.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +22.67% -17.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.40 £40.21
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -8.70% - +4.55%

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 21 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Business Analysis in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 September 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
Shropshire +4 57 £550 +26.44% 3
Birmingham -3 50 £450 +24.14% 12
Coventry -5 26 £438 +4.17% 5
Warwickshire +8 23 £425 +30.77% 2
Staffordshire +1 10 £425 +13.33% 3
Herefordshire -2 7 £375 - 2
Wolverhampton 0 6 £475 +35.71% 3
Worcestershire -10 2 £413 +53.49% 1
Kingswinford - 2 - -
West Bromwich +1 1 - -
Walsall -4 1 £288 -10.16%
Solihull - 1 £450 - 1
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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.

1 122 (59.51%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (30.73%) Project Management
3 42 (20.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 41 (20.00%) Finance
5 36 (17.56%) Service Delivery
6 35 (17.07%) Waterfall
7 29 (14.15%) ITIL
8 26 (12.68%) Middleware
9 25 (12.20%) Microsoft
9 25 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
9 25 (12.20%) User Stories
9 25 (12.20%) Virtual Environments
10 24 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (11.71%) Documentum
11 23 (11.22%) Scrum
11 23 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
12 22 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (10.73%) VMware
13 21 (10.24%) Workflow
13 21 (10.24%) Migration
13 21 (10.24%) JIRA
14 20 (9.76%) CRM
15 17 (8.29%) GDPR
15 17 (8.29%) IT Strategy
15 17 (8.29%) Acceptance Criteria
15 17 (8.29%) Service Management
16 16 (7.80%) Retail
16 16 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (7.32%) Collaborative Working
17 15 (7.32%) Content Management

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 24 (11.71%) Documentum
2 15 (7.32%) Confluence
3 10 (4.88%) CMS
4 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.49%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.49%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (5.37%) MS Visio
2 10 (4.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.95%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.49%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.49%) Primavera
3 1 (0.49%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.49%) SAP VC
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.22%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.39%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (3.41%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (3.41%) Office 365
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.49%) G Suite
5 1 (0.49%) Google Drive
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.46%) LAN
2 2 (0.98%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.98%) MySQL
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (0.98%) Redis
4 2 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.49%) Power BI
5 1 (0.49%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 21 (10.24%) JIRA
2 11 (5.37%) Bitbucket
3 10 (4.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 9 (4.39%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.44%) PVCS
6 4 (1.95%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.46%) Subversion
8 2 (0.98%) Jasmine
8 2 (0.98%) Mocha
8 2 (0.98%) Selenium
9 1 (0.49%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 41 (20.00%) Finance
2 16 (7.80%) Retail
3 10 (4.88%) Marketing
4 8 (3.90%) Automotive
5 7 (3.41%) Banking
5 7 (3.41%) Local Government
6 4 (1.95%) Back Office
6 4 (1.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.46%) Legal
8 2 (0.98%) Persian Language
8 2 (0.98%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.49%) Billing
9 1 (0.49%) Electronics
9 1 (0.49%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.49%) Law
9 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 124 (60.49%) Analyst
2 113 (55.12%) Business Analyst
3 30 (14.63%) Architect
4 27 (13.17%) Agile Business Analyst
5 23 (11.22%) AWS Architect
6 22 (10.73%) VMware Architect
7 21 (10.24%) Solutions Architect
8 18 (8.78%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
9 15 (7.32%) AWS Solutions Architect
9 15 (7.32%) Infrastructure Architect
10 14 (6.83%) Consultant
11 12 (5.85%) Process Analyst
12 11 (5.37%) Digital Business Analyst
12 11 (5.37%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
13 10 (4.88%) Digital Analyst
14 8 (3.90%) Financial Analyst
14 8 (3.90%) SharePoint Analyst
14 8 (3.90%) SharePoint Business Analyst
15 7 (3.41%) Developer
16 6 (2.93%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.68%) Middleware
2 14 (6.83%) XML
3 11 (5.37%) HTML
4 10 (4.88%) .NET
5 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 7 (3.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (3.41%) WCF
6 2 (0.98%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.98%) HTML5
6 2 (0.98%) LESS
6 2 (0.98%) Node.js
6 2 (0.98%) Sass
6 2 (0.98%) Symfony
7 1 (0.49%) EDI
7 1 (0.49%) JPA
7 1 (0.49%) RESTful
7 1 (0.49%) Spring
7 1 (0.49%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.49%) Web Services
7 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 24 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.37%) User Experience
3 10 (4.88%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.44%) Robotics
6 3 (1.46%) NHS
7 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.98%) iPad
7 2 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.98%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.49%) AS400
8 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.49%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) PMI
8 1 (0.49%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (2.93%) Windows
2 3 (1.46%) Linux
3 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
3 1 (0.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (59.51%) Agile Software Development
2 63 (30.73%) Project Management
3 42 (20.49%) Stakeholder Management
4 36 (17.56%) Service Delivery
5 35 (17.07%) Waterfall
6 29 (14.15%) ITIL
7 25 (12.20%) Technical Architecture
7 25 (12.20%) User Stories
7 25 (12.20%) Virtual Environments
8 23 (11.22%) Scrum
9 21 (10.24%) Migration
9 21 (10.24%) Workflow
10 20 (9.76%) CRM
11 17 (8.29%) Acceptance Criteria
11 17 (8.29%) IT Strategy
11 17 (8.29%) Service Management
12 16 (7.80%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (7.32%) Content Management
13 15 (7.32%) PRINCE2
13 15 (7.32%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 11 (5.37%) SQL
2 7 (3.41%) C#
2 7 (3.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (0.98%) Bash Shell
3 2 (0.98%) Java
3 2 (0.98%) PHP
3 2 (0.98%) Python
4 1 (0.49%) C
4 1 (0.49%) Google Apps Script
4 1 (0.49%) RPG
4 1 (0.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (5.37%) Degree
2 6 (2.93%) ISEB
3 4 (1.95%) Security Cleared
4 3 (1.46%) CISA
4 3 (1.46%) IIBA
5 2 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.98%) CIMA
5 2 (0.98%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CISM
6 1 (0.49%) CISMP
6 1 (0.49%) CISSP
6 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.49%) ECSA
6 1 (0.49%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.49%) ISSMP
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PMP
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.49%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.49%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.29%) GDPR
2 4 (1.95%) Data Quality
2 4 (1.95%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) PMO
3 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (10.73%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (4.39%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.73%) VMware
3 12 (5.85%) Atlassian
4 10 (4.88%) OpenText
4 10 (4.88%) Pega
5 9 (4.39%) HP
5 9 (4.39%) Oracle
6 7 (3.41%) SAP
7 4 (1.95%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.46%) Tableau
9 2 (0.98%) Adobe
9 2 (0.98%) ATG
9 2 (0.98%) Zend
10 1 (0.49%) Ariba
10 1 (0.49%) Google
10 1 (0.49%) Infor
10 1 (0.49%) Salesforce.com