Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 61 64 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing Business Analysis 163 126 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.35% 2.72% 3.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.25% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 98 147
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £316 £321 £300
90th Percentile £525 £566 £545
England median daily rate £451 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +0.11% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
West Midlands median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.00% -30.56%
England median hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%

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 4,239 3,878 4,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 87.03% 83.69% 83.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,636 2,465 2,740
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £239 £247
90th Percentile £575 £547 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 144 147
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £24.99 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.97% +31.94% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.01 £11.37 £10.61
90th Percentile £45.00 £48.75 £40.12
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08% +4.69%

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 January 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 21 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
Birmingham +8 40 £450 +9.09% 9
Shropshire -28 36 £450 -3.74% 4
Coventry 0 25 £405 -1.82% 2
Warwickshire +10 22 £425 +13.33% 6
Staffordshire -8 10 £390 +0.65%
Herefordshire - 9 £363 -
Worcestershire -9 2 £313 -13.79% 2
Walsall - 1 £288 -
Business Analysis
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 96 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (17.18%) Waterfall
4 24 (14.72%) JIRA
5 23 (14.11%) Project Management
6 22 (13.50%) Finance
7 21 (12.88%) User Stories
8 20 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (11.66%) Scrum
9 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
9 19 (11.66%) Confluence
10 17 (10.43%) GDPR
11 15 (9.20%) Workshop Facilitation
11 15 (9.20%) Migration
12 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
12 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (8.59%) Collaborative Working
13 13 (7.98%) Functional Testing
13 13 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (7.98%) XML
14 12 (7.36%) CRM
14 12 (7.36%) Office 365
14 12 (7.36%) User Experience
15 11 (6.75%) Acceptance Criteria
15 11 (6.75%) Commercial Awareness
15 11 (6.75%) MS Visio
16 10 (6.13%) ITIL
16 10 (6.13%) Retail
16 10 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
16 10 (6.13%) QA

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 19 (11.66%) Confluence
2 6 (3.68%) Documentum
2 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.07%) CMS
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (6.75%) MS Visio
2 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.23%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.61%) Scribe Insight
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.36%) Office 365
2 4 (2.45%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (2.45%) PaaS
2 4 (2.45%) SaaS
3 3 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) IaaS
5 1 (0.61%) Scribe Online
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.61%) FTP
1 1 (0.61%) Intranet
1 1 (0.61%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (0.61%) LAN
1 1 (0.61%) Network Security
1 1 (0.61%) PABX
1 1 (0.61%) Skype
1 1 (0.61%) WAN
1 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (1.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.23%) SAP HANA
2 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.61%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (14.72%) JIRA
2 7 (4.29%) PVCS
3 6 (3.68%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.68%) Jenkins
4 5 (3.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.45%) Axure RP
5 4 (2.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.61%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.61%) Subversion
7 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (13.50%) Finance
2 10 (6.13%) Retail
3 7 (4.29%) Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Automotive
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 102 (62.58%) Analyst
2 93 (57.06%) Business Analyst
3 18 (11.04%) Agile Business Analyst
4 12 (7.36%) Developer
5 9 (5.52%) Product Owner
6 7 (4.29%) Consultant
6 7 (4.29%) Process Analyst
6 7 (4.29%) Software Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) Technical Analyst
7 6 (3.68%) Technical Business Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) Office 365 Business Analyst
8 5 (3.07%) Product Manager
9 4 (2.45%) Architect
9 4 (2.45%) Financial Analyst
9 4 (2.45%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (2.45%) Online Business Analyst
9 4 (2.45%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.98%) XML
2 8 (4.91%) HTML
3 4 (2.45%) .NET
4 3 (1.84%) CSS
4 3 (1.84%) Middleware
4 3 (1.84%) RESTful
4 3 (1.84%) Spring
4 3 (1.84%) Spring Boot
5 2 (1.23%) HTML5
5 2 (1.23%) Web Services
6 1 (0.61%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.61%) EDI
6 1 (0.61%) JPA
6 1 (0.61%) JSON
6 1 (0.61%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (0.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.61%) WCF
6 1 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.27%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.36%) User Experience
3 9 (5.52%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.07%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.84%) Robotics
7 2 (1.23%) AS400
7 2 (1.23%) EPoS
8 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) EFT
8 1 (0.61%) FMCG
8 1 (0.61%) NHS
8 1 (0.61%) PMI
8 1 (0.61%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.52%) Windows
2 1 (0.61%) Linux
2 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
2 1 (0.61%) Unix
2 1 (0.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (58.90%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (24.54%) Stakeholder Management
3 28 (17.18%) Waterfall
4 23 (14.11%) Project Management
5 21 (12.88%) User Stories
6 19 (11.66%) Scrum
7 15 (9.20%) Migration
7 15 (9.20%) Workshop Facilitation
8 14 (8.59%) Collaborative Working
8 14 (8.59%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (8.59%) Service Delivery
9 13 (7.98%) Functional Testing
9 13 (7.98%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (7.36%) CRM
11 11 (6.75%) Acceptance Criteria
11 11 (6.75%) Commercial Awareness
12 10 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
12 10 (6.13%) Decision-Making
12 10 (6.13%) ITIL
13 9 (5.52%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.68%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.45%) C#
2 4 (2.45%) Java
3 3 (1.84%) SQL
4 2 (1.23%) C
4 2 (1.23%) Ruby
5 1 (0.61%) R
5 1 (0.61%) RPG
5 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (5.52%) Degree
2 5 (3.07%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.45%) ISEB
4 3 (1.84%) CIMA
4 3 (1.84%) CISA
4 3 (1.84%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.23%) IIBA
5 2 (1.23%) PMP
6 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.43%) GDPR
2 10 (6.13%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) PMO
3 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (4.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.23%) Docker
2 2 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (3.68%) HP ALM
2 4 (2.45%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.23%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (11.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (4.29%) Oracle
3 6 (3.68%) Atlassian
3 6 (3.68%) HP
3 6 (3.68%) OpenText
3 6 (3.68%) SAP
4 4 (2.45%) Blue Prism
5 2 (1.23%) Automation Anywhere
5 2 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.23%) UiPath
5 2 (1.23%) VMware
6 1 (0.61%) Ariba
6 1 (0.61%) Infor
6 1 (0.61%) MuleSoft
6 1 (0.61%) Pega