Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 51 57
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6 +11
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 129 189 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.74% 3.45% 2.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.32% 4.19% 3.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 147 112
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% +0.33%
10th Percentile £321 £300 £306
90th Percentile £565 £545 £477
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -30.56% +20.00%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14% -11.11%

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 3,884 4,516 3,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 82.38% 82.50% 81.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,484 2,723 2,238
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £244 £250 £244
90th Percentile £545 £550 £548
England median daily rate £450 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +4.05% +1.76% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 132 169
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.98 £19.43 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.56% -2.85% -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.67 £10.89 £10.99
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.06 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.70% +15.00%

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 16 January 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
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 16 January 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
Birmingham +6 41 £413 +3.13% 14
Warwickshire -19 17 £375 -6.25% 5
Coventry -21 17 £419 +4.69% 3
Shropshire +16 12 £435 +31.82% 2
Staffordshire +6 9 £388 -1.27%
Wolverhampton +1 6 £343 -14.38% 1
Worcestershire +4 5 £363 - 1
Sutton Coldfield -10 4 £817 +39.06%
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 47 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 27 (20.93%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.83%) Finance
4 23 (17.83%) Waterfall
5 21 (16.28%) User Stories
6 19 (14.73%) Project Management
7 18 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
8 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (10.85%) SDLC
9 14 (10.85%) GDPR
10 13 (10.08%) CRM
11 12 (9.30%) Migration
11 12 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
11 12 (9.30%) Data Protection
12 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Architecture
12 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 11 (8.53%) Scrum
13 9 (6.98%) ISEB
13 9 (6.98%) Data Analysis
13 9 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
14 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2
14 7 (5.43%) Change Management
14 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
14 7 (5.43%) Banking
14 7 (5.43%) Process Improvement
15 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (4.65%) DevOps
15 6 (4.65%) JIRA
15 6 (4.65%) SQL

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 5 (3.88%) Confluence
2 3 (2.33%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.55%) CMS
3 2 (1.55%) DNN
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (4.65%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (9.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Dynamics 365
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.33%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) Internet
1 1 (0.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.55%) Power BI
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.78%) Essbase
4 1 (0.78%) OLAP
4 1 (0.78%) OLAP Cube
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) JIRA
2 2 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (17.83%) Finance
2 7 (5.43%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 2 (1.55%) Advertising
4 2 (1.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.55%) Marketing
5 1 (0.78%) Digital Economy
5 1 (0.78%) Electronics
5 1 (0.78%) French Language
5 1 (0.78%) German Language
5 1 (0.78%) Legal
5 1 (0.78%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 97 (75.19%) Analyst
2 95 (73.64%) Business Analyst
3 13 (10.08%) Digital Business Analyst
4 12 (9.30%) Digital Analyst
4 12 (9.30%) GDPR Business Analyst
5 11 (8.53%) Consultant
6 8 (6.20%) Project Manager
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Senior Business Analyst
6 8 (6.20%) Service Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) CRM Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) CRM Business Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Technical Analyst
7 7 (5.43%) Technical Business Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Data Business Analyst
8 6 (4.65%) Developer
8 6 (4.65%) Public Sector Business Analyst
9 5 (3.88%) CRM Consultant
10 4 (3.10%) Business Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) Web Services
2 3 (2.33%) .NET
2 3 (2.33%) Backbone.js
2 3 (2.33%) CSS
2 3 (2.33%) HTML
2 3 (2.33%) HTML5
2 3 (2.33%) jQuery
2 3 (2.33%) XML
3 2 (1.55%) CSS3
3 2 (1.55%) Ember.js
3 2 (1.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (0.78%) Ajax
4 1 (0.78%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.78%) MDX
4 1 (0.78%) Middleware
4 1 (0.78%) React
4 1 (0.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.33%) User Experience
4 2 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.78%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.78%) EPoS
5 1 (0.78%) FMCG
5 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.78%) Reference Data
5 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (36.43%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (35.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 23 (17.83%) Waterfall
4 21 (16.28%) User Stories
5 19 (14.73%) Project Management
6 14 (10.85%) SDLC
7 13 (10.08%) CRM
8 12 (9.30%) Data Protection
8 12 (9.30%) Migration
9 11 (8.53%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (8.53%) Scrum
9 11 (8.53%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 9 (6.98%) Data Analysis
10 9 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (5.43%) Change Management
11 7 (5.43%) PRINCE2
11 7 (5.43%) Process Improvement
12 6 (4.65%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (4.65%) DevOps
12 6 (4.65%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.65%) SQL
2 3 (2.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (6.98%) ISEB
2 4 (3.10%) Degree
3 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.78%) IIBA
5 1 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.78%) PMP
5 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.85%) GDPR
2 4 (3.10%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.10%) SLA
3 2 (1.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.55%) PMO
4 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.10%) OpenText
3 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
3 3 (2.33%) WSO2
4 2 (1.55%) Oracle
5 1 (0.78%) Capita
5 1 (0.78%) GoldenSource
5 1 (0.78%) IBM
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.78%) SAP
5 1 (0.78%) Tableau